Besides the weary struggle with foul winds and weather, other great disappointments and vexations met Nelson at Palmas.
It forms the eastern point of the Gulf of Palmas, and has a long face of precipitous cliffs towards the sea.
I had seen the queen's garden, and the Palmas qui meruit ferat, and which she has left for her successor.
Nelson left the Gulf of Palmas as soon as the wind served, which was on the 9th of March.
It was not till next day, April 1st, that he spoke a neutral, which had seen Nelson near Palmas.
Accordingly, on the 26th of March he anchored at Palmas, and began at once to clear the transports.
palma pal·ma (pāl'mə, päl'-)
n. pl. pal·mae (-mē)