The Wind Off the Island

'Couldn't we stay here in these islands?' she said. 'No. ... Delos still keeps that feeling of being an island outside of time and time's creatures. ... The sky was a blinding blue and the lions shouted into the wind of a new day.

Author: Ernle Bradford

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497617391

Category: Travel

Page: 222

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The bestselling author of The Journeying Moon explores the history and culture of Sicily in this colorful travel memoir. In his memoir The Journeying Moon, historian Ernle Bradford recounts the call to adventure that brought him and his wife, Janet, to a life on the sea. Continuing their adventures aboard the Mother Goose, Bradford and Janet now voyage around the island of Sicily, where the couple explores the land and learns its captivating history. Home to ancient temple ruins, charming villages, and Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, Sicily provides the perfect backdrop for this tale of exploration and wonder. In a model travel narrative, Bradford captures the sights, sounds, and flavors of Sicily in his lively portrayal of an excursion across an ancient and extraordinary island, a part of Italy and yet a world unto itself.

United States Coast Pilot 9 Alaska

One of the two pilots living in the vicinity of Eek Island should , therefore , be employed . Of the two channels above Eek ... There are no harbors about the islands , and the anchorages are only available with the wind off the land .

Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey


ISBN: MINN:31951D00138942A

Category: Pilot guides


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Small Scale Renewable Energy Systems

Ten off-shore wind turbines, 2.3 MW each, were built in 2002 south of the island. Five of the turbines were owned by Samsø municipality and the other five were owned by private investors. In November 2018 the municipality sold their ...

Author: Sven Ruin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429670435

Category: Science

Page: 202

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A revolution is ongoing in the field of small-scale energy solutions, which can enable lower impact on the environment, more robust supply and self-determination. Solar power and other forms of renewable energy sources, which you can implement to generate your own electricity, are growing quickly. Electromobility is transforming the car industry and transportation systems and can also play a role in your energy system. Electricity can be used much more efficiently than before, for example by using LED light, variable speed motor drives and efficient home appliances. Smart controls are available, sometimes with free open source software. All this opens up tremendous opportunities for energy independence, which is the focus of this book. The book introduces the reader to a number of renewable energy sources, to different options for storing electricity and to smart use of electricity, particularly in the context of small isolated systems. This is important because many renewable energy sources are weather- and season-dependent and usually require storage and smart control, in order to obtain a system that is completely independent of the electricity grid. In the book, overall system design is explained, including how to combine different sources in a hybrid system. Different system sizes and architectures are also covered. A number of real cases are described, where homes, businesses and communities have achieved a high level of energy independence or are on their way to achieving it. This book will prove useful in university education in renewable energy at bachelor and master level, and also for companies and private individuals, who want to start or expand activities in the area of renewable energy.

Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kept off at 7 A. M. Stood S.W. by S. expecting to see the island , but find we are 60 miles east of it . Wind W.N.W. , quite cold . Lat . 40 ° 12 ' S .; Long . 8 ° 20 ' W. 3 . Heavy rain squalls through the night from the north .



ISBN: UCAL:B3082819

Category: Humanities

Page: 624

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Vol. 15, "To the University of Leipzig on the occasion of the five hundredth anniversary of its foundation, from Yale University and the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1909."

A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels Vol 1 18

To avoid this shoal it is necessary to keep close to the islands, as the main of Java is shoally. ... The morning of the 23d we deckt up our sails, the wind being at S.E. and had sight of an island off Cheribon, with three of those ...

Author: Robert Kerr

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066056865

Category: History

Page: 8553

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Prepare yourslef for discoveries and new adventures with this incredible book about the true origin of wanderlust. This edition forms a complete history of the earliest start and progress of navigation, discovery, and commerce, by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the early 19th century. First part of the work covers voyages and travels of discovery in the middle ages; from the era of Alfred, King of England, in the ninth century to that of Don Henry of Portugal at the commencement of the fourteenth century. Second part deals with general voyages and travels chiefly of discovery; from the era of Don Henry, in 1412, to that of George III. in 1760. The rest of the work has some particular voyages and travels arranged in systematic order, Geographical and Chronological, and studies voyages during the era of George III conducted upon scientific principles, by which the Geography of the globe has been nearly perfected.

The South America Pilot

If in day . light , and the weather be clear , the high land in the central chain will be seen a considerable distance , and a course may be steered near the coast , passing about 6 or 7 miles outside the eastern Sea Lion island ...



ISBN: NYPL:33433000557615

Category: Pilot guides

Page: 564

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Senate documents

Thursday , 19th : We fished in Gardiner's Bay ; caught only 12,000 ; the wind blew quite hard from the SW .; after we had been to the works and put the fish out we went ... September 18t , Wednesday : Went down below Gardiner's Island ...



ISBN: BSB:BSB11547795


Page: 844

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