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Certainly backs up the idea that it's safer to be at sea than anywhere near a lee shore.......

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Good thing they put that big rock under the lighthouse eh?
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I think we have some insight as to why so many of the best "French" sailors are actually Breton. They are the ones who haven't been killed learning to sail in local conditions.

Seriously, I have heard more than one British sailor discuss the terrible weather they've had to survive running from Cornwall to Vigo or La Coruna on the Spanish coast...and that's with a great deal of offing the French coast.
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How'd you like to have been the Lighthouse Keeper???!!!!!!
It's also kinda like that other famous lighthouse poster. Check out this overly dramatic video with a really silly ending:

click here because I don't know how to embed a video

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bad geography -- from a European?

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For those that think storms ony hit the East coast of the US..

Have a look here..Gulf of Biscay....IMPRESSIVE



Alex, these lighthouses have no more to do with the Bay of Biscay than they do the Great Lakes! At least, the lighthouse of Ar-Men is on the Ile de Sein which is right off Finisterre. It is closer to the English Channel than it is to the Bay of Biscay

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Alex, these lighthouses have no more to do with the Bay of Biscay than they do the Great Lakes! At least, the lighthouse of Ar-Men is on the Ile de Sein which is right off Finisterre. It is closer to the English Channel than it is to the Bay of Biscay
My dear Pegasus...thank you.

yes indeed the Isle de Sein is in Finisterre, Bretagne, but it is still in the Gulf or bay of Biscay

The gulf ends near Ouessant.
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Alex, these lighthouses have no more to do with the Bay of Biscay than they do the Great Lakes! At least, the lighthouse of Ar-Men is on the Ile de Sein which is right off Finisterre. It is closer to the English Channel than it is to the Bay of Biscay
Ushant is considerably closer to the Bay of Biscay than the Great Lakes. Other than the northern end of the Bay of Biscay, the only other way I'd describe it is at the southwest end of the English channel. It lies between the two.

By Finisterre I assume you're referring to a department of the French government and not the geography of Brittany off which Ushant lays. Cape Finisterre is the westernmost point of Spain and lays at the southern end of the Bay of Biscay last I checked.
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Ushant is considerably closer to the Bay of Biscay than the Great Lakes. Other than the northern end of the Bay of Biscay, the only other way I'd describe it is at the southwest end of the English channel. It lies between the two.
In this political season in which we find ourselves I felt I was entitled to a little hyperbole.

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In this political season in which we find ourselves I felt I was entitled to a little hyperbole.
de nada.

Most conversations with the Portagee descend to nothing more than hyperbole sooner or later, don't they? All is forgiven.
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