SBA73 By: SBA73
El sentinella de les ones / The sentry of the waves

El famós far de La Veille, construït en una illeta davant la Pointe du Raz, a la Bretanya, té una posició imponent sobre el Raz de Sein, un perillós pas de la costa bretona, farcit d'esculls assassins.

 

La Pointe du Raz, a la Bretanya (Beg ar Raz en bretó), és un indret meravellosament fotogènic, sobretot si la mar està mogudeta. És un lloc dramàtic, amb penya-segats no molt alts, però amb les ones arremolinant-se als seus peus. Just davant podeu veure el mundialment famós far de La Veille i, al fons, l'illa de Sein. És molt impactant veure com el corrent va de dreta a esquerra (de nord a sud), forçat per la marea; literalment sembla que l'oceà es buidi d'una banda cap a l'altra!

 

fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe_du_Raz

 

SOBRETOT no us perdeu aquest vídeo. Si ja amb un dia radiant el lloc és espectacular, en plena tempesta d'hivern, sembla l'apocalipsi:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7RSryuJAwE&feature=related

 

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The lighthouse of La Veille, built in a small island in front of the Pointe du Raz, controls a very dangerous sea lane, the Raz de Sein, surrounded by mortal reefs.

 

The Pointe du Raz is one of the most dramatic headlands I've seen. It's cliffs are not so hight, but the waves crash all arround the cape. And even more iconic are the views to the west, with the La Vielle world famous lighthouse on the foreground and Sein Island almost on the horizon. A true land's end!

 

One of the details that I found more impressive is that all the waves come from the right to the left, that is the current goes from north to south arround the cape. The tides are the explanation for this movement. But it really looks like the sea is running like a river!

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Vieille

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe_du_Raz

 

This video shows the most dramatic face of the Pointe du Raz and it's lighthouses:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7RSryuJAwE&feature=related

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Taken on August 5, 2011
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