follow the sea

follow the sea

To be a sailor; to live a sailor's life. I always assumed that I would follow the sea, like all of the men in my family, but I just didn't have the constitution for that life.
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During this time he had begun to follow the sea for a living.
Once, for instance, to our extreme wonder, he piped up to a different air, a king of country love-song that he must have learned in his youth before he had begun to follow the sea.
Jamie elected to follow the sea, though it was not so much a matter of election as compulsion, for the eldest sons on Island McGill remained on the land, while all other sons went to the salt- ploughing.
Due to this feature the dredge turning gland enables the dredge drag head to follow the sea bottom without losing vacuum.
These likeable birds in their signature "coat and tails" are braving the whipping gales of wind and preparing to follow the sea current northward in search of better climate and more abundant food.
We have just launched our Sea Smart campaign which urges people to follow the Sea Code.
Over the next two years, Valor Tours will follow the sea battles of Lord Nelson through the eastern Mediterranean, witness the centennial of the Battle of Manila Bay and tour battlefields of ``the thousand-mile war'' in the Aleutians.