As the prevailing winds are westerly, the safest anchorage is on the north-east.
and a depth varying from 5 to 10 fathoms, forming one of the safest and most commodious anchorages in the north of Scotland.
It was supposed to be the safest place on the planet.
The first is the type of a certain a priori view, then regarded as the safest bulwark against infidelity, of which the main tenets were that the being of God was capable of a priori proof, and that, owing to the finitude of our faculties, the attributes and modes of operation of deity were absolutely incomprehensible.
Though small, the harbour is one of the best and safest on the coast, as no river flows into it to fill its anchorage with silt.