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As the prevailing winds are westerly, the safest anchorage is on the north-east.
It was supposed to be the safest place on the planet.
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.
It is therefore safest to rely on the texts collected by Mommsen, cumbered though they are by the various readings given to him by various authorities.
But spinners do not try always to take the safest course.