MacFarlane, Robert “The Old Ways” (Viking 2012)

Wind-histories as well as wind-futures need to be taken into account, for the sea can have a long memory for past agitations. If a wind has blown strongly from a certain quarter for days, the sea’s motion will continue to register this even once the wind has dropped. it takes time to settle itself, to revise its inclinations (124).

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