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whs
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Lighthouse
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Not one of ours, they where all round, not octagonal :)

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whs
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This LH is in Mare, France, wherever that is.
Did you ever have storms like this. The LH warden seems to be calmly smoking a cigarette.

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Lighthouse
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Oh yeah, much worse seas than that. But you can't even open the entrance doors when it gets bad. Nor most of the window shutters most of the way upwards.

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whs
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Tat would scare me - lol.

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Lighthouse
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They do move a bit:)
And Mare = Mer = Sea.
Did you do a translation ?

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whs
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No, I did not translate anything. That was the location name that came with the picture. But maybe they got it wrong.

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Lighthouse
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Ok, cos the word Mare does not exist in France. Mer and mère, oui. (Sea, and mother)
Mare is a female horse (in English)

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whs
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No idea where they got it from. This is the text that came with the pic:

Lighthouse guard in Mare , France must be one of the most
courageous people on the planet!
Not everyone will have a smoke in such weather, and in such a
place!

There is a plce "La Mare", but that is not even on the coast: http://www.visitfrance.co.uk/a.....cfm?i=5221

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Lighthouse
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Isn't that just the name of the hotel ?

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whs
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Yeah, that could very well be.

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Lighthouse
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I worked on this one for 2 and half years. And the sea would go all the way over the top, in the stormy season.
http://www.pbase.com/marysa/image/107655833

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whs
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Very nice. Would have been too lonely for me. Hard to see how waves could go over the top.

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Lighthouse
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It was in the Atlantic. See how far the entry door is up ? (the blue one)

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whs
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That must have been good excercise to get up there, especially in inclement weather.

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Lighthouse
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It was good exercise inside. Top to bottom every hour on a good day, more so on a bad day.

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Lighthouse
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We had a BBC film crew out many times to the Bishop, but this one time, they had been ferried out in a small helicopter, 8 people, 3 trips.
During the day, the weather just got worse and worse. By the time it came to send them ashore, it was too bad for the small helicopter to take off from the mainland. Well I didn't want them staying overnight. No place to sleep, and would have eaten all my food. So I called Air Sea Rescue. Even they had a problem, but the pilot was brilliant, did a one wheel touchdown on the pad (helicopter was too heavy for a full landing) and managed to get the BBC crew inside. As it took off and was about 100 metres metres away, a massive wave came up the tower and over me. The cameraman was filming this. Wish I had a copy.

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vicracer
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Hi Guys,I just found this on youtube it shows the sequence of photos after that first shot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

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SarahJames
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Ok, so that's the story :)
Now I'm wondering who was taking the pictures ....

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vistamike
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OMG!


Mike

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