By daylight of the second day we were again underweigh, beating to the eastward against the old head wind and head sea.
It was worse than folly to think of beating back in such a head sea.
But with a head sea and a Mediterranean gale howling down from the gorges of the Ligurian Alps, that thing wasn't so easy.
One asked me what I meant by coming aft all salt, like a head sea, making the deck wet after he'd squeegeed it down.
The Bronx was pitching heavily, though she still maintained her reputation as an easy-going ship in spite of the head sea.
There is now a head sea instead of the waves coming broadside on.
We tacked ship three times in the course of the day, and made little progress against the head sea.
She was under whole topsails, plunging into a head sea and throwing the spray fore and aft.
I found that the Sylvania backed well against the head sea, and then I stopped her screw.
The motion of a ship bobbing in a head sea, compared to the vertical fall of monkeys on pile heads.