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Published: October 13th 2015
En Cap Sizun Brittany
If you can not improve the silence then don’t break it.
Clear sky above - silence all around - near solitude abounding.
Not many around – its outside tourist season.
Not a lot happening except the sea smashing itself against rocky cliffs.
2 places of note
1. Point du Raz – is the westernmost point of (mainland) France. Ile de Sein immediately offshore.
2. Pointe du Van – where we camped atop a cliff overlooking the Atlantic – A quiet black sky dropped in after sunset and later lit up with a set of stars lit up like LEDs
A few weeks ago I compared Audeville in Normandy with Land’s End in Wales. I have to amend that. French cartographers refer to Point du Raz as their “ Lands End” . While Audeville is on a peninsula jutting out toward Angleterre it is a long way from being the westernmost point.
In fact we are nearly 5 degrees west of GMT.
So if 360 degrees makes 24 hours then 5 degrees puts us 20 minutes behind GMT.
However we are in France. France uses European time which is 1 hour ahead of GMT. So while our clock is set for sunset at nearly 8pm, in reality its 6:40pm. You can see why on these chilly mornings its good to be able to sleep in past 8 am. No point using electricity – the sun is not up till then.
Pictures might tell the story better.
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