Cape Finisterre


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Finisterre, Cape

(fĭnĭstâr`) [Lat. finis terrae=land's end], rocky promontory, extreme NW Spain, on the Atlantic coast of Galicia. Off the cape, the English won two naval battles against the French (1747, in the War of the Austrian Succession; 1805, in the Napoleonic Wars).
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The rowers, which also include Mark Stubbs, 40, from Poole, Jonathan Gornall, 48, from London, and John Wills, 33, from Surrey, must cross the 'Lizard meridian' to finish - a line from Lizard Point in Cornwall to the Ushant lighthouse in Cape Finisterre, Brittany, the most westerly point of France.
Unfortunately their ship, the Highland Loch, got into difficulties in violent weather rounding Cape Finisterre and ran aground.
Cape Finisterre Lighthouse walk on the wild side in spain DISCOVER Spain's wild Galician Coast, the Costa da Morte, on an exhilarating walk along the Lighthouse Way (Camino dos Faros).
We will be ready." The fleet experienced varied conditions on the 1,250-mile leg to Horta in the Azores, with light wind conditions in the Bay of Biscay, and then 30-plus knots and a confused sea state as they passed Cape Finisterre on the north-western tip of Spain last Tuesday, followed by further light conditions.
A second report stated that the ships were unable to sail past Cape Finisterre because the winds were against them, signifying a northerly, easterly, or northeast wind.
On being torpedoed in 1941, 450 miles off Cape Finisterre, Spain
Clear Waters Rising (1997) by Nicholas Crane (Penguin, 10.99 [pounds sterling]) An inspiring, 18-month walk from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul along Europe's high ground
Essentially it's a travel journal; a warm and detailed account of the Treleaven's voyage from France (where they collected their new Beneteau Oceanis 50, Cape Finisterre) to the islands of the West Indies and their two years spent sailing from "one aquatic paradise to another".
ANSWERS: 1 King Lear; 2 Basalt; 3 Remus; 4 Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; 5 Brown; 6 Cape Finisterre; 7 A bird; 8 Descent from an ancient Irish family; 9 Twenty; 10 John McClane.
Although this specific cape has not been identified unambiguously, a European reader might think of Cape Finisterre off the north-west coast of Spain or of England's own Land's End in Cornwall.
Another two aboard, believed to be from Kent, were rescued by helicopter off Cape Finisterre.