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    48-53: The fledgling aeronauts turn into the wind and launch themselves down the beach. Death lurks for those who donít make it.


    YouTube - Tiger Shark vs. Albatross

    what is the meaning of "down" here?? they take off from the beach or land on the beach, or neither?

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    Re: down

    Quote Originally Posted by redgiant View Post
    48-53: The fledgling aeronauts turn into the wind and launch themselves down the beach. Death lurks for those who don’t make it.

    YouTube - Tiger Shark vs. Albatross

    what is the meaning of "down" here?? they take off from the beach or land on the beach, or neither?
    There's an on-shore breeze (as there usually is in the daytime). Birds (and aircraft come to that - since the commentary mentions 'aeronauts') can only(?I think this is true) take off upwind [=against the wind], so the birds run towards the sea.

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