sail along

sail along

1. To continue traveling at a steady, continuous pace in a boat or plane. It was exhilarating at first, and then it became incredibly serene as we sailed along over the fields in the tiny airplane. We were sailing along, minding out own business, when suddenly a whole pod of whales began breaching right alongside us!
2. To follow a particular route or course while traveling in a boat or plane. We sailed along the Gulf Stream at a very fast clip. Instead of sailing along the original course, the pilot diverted the plane over Albany to avoid the inclement weather in Buffalo.
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sail along (something)

to travel on a course in a boat or plane. The huge white ship sailed along the Amazon River slowly and peacefully. The boat sailed along peacefully.
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References in classic literature ?
'Just look how they sail along!' said the Darning-needle.
Meanwhile do I sail along on uncertain seas; chance flattereth me, smooth- tongued chance; forward and backward do I gaze--, still see I no end.
"Me sail along Missie Lackalanna her schooner Miele.
This he sent to sail along with others under the command of his step-brother Sir Humphrey Gilbert, who was setting out upon a voyage of discovery.
The carrier will sail along with the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon and Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland to form a small carrier strike group as it rehearses ahead of its first fully operational deployment planned for 2021.
The carrier will sail along with the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon and Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland to form a small carrier strike group, as it rehearses ahead of its first fully operational deployment, planned for 2021.
The highlight for me was just being able to sail along, looking at the Palm from above.
On the Fjords of Greenland cruise, leaving from Dover on August 7, 2019 (and one of the selected itineraries), Boudicca will sail along Greenland's legendary Tasermiut Fjord, one of the 10 Wonders of the Arctic, and you can watch out for seals, whales and arctic salmon.
In a sign of Myanmar's rise as a tourist destination, another cruise company has announced plans to set sail along the Irrawaddy River in response to growing demand.
Next year Saga is introducing cruises visiting Paris, the Champagne region and Provence on small 11- and 12-cabin river barges designed to sail along narrow waterways.
After the launch, the cargo vessel "Zhibek Zholy" will go through the mooring test, and then sail along the Neva across the Volga River to the Caspian Sea.
Hurtigruten's ships sail along the spectacular Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes and the Classic itinerary starts at PS1,249 per person, departing from Bergen on April 6 on MS Midnatsol and based on two sharing.
Maegan, Clan VIII and Inoui sail along in perfect Mediterranean weather off the Sardinian coast.
Apart from the relief that this decision brings to those who visit the beach, or sail along the city's attractive coastline, it will also protect the lives of people.
Siddle and the rest of the pace bowling attack have been able to sail along in the left armer's slipstream as bit part players supporting a compelling drama of success and are enjoying Johnson's success as much as their own.