Bradshaw's Hand-Book to Brittany

Bradshaw's Hand-Book to Brittany

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...which the charitable pour barley as alms for the poor of the parish. Correspondances daily, from Lesneven to Brest, at 6 am., If. 50 cent, except Sundays and Mondays to St. Pol de Le'on, through Plouescat, at 2 p.m., 4f.; to Landernau, at 4 p.m., If. 50 cents. A bone cavern was discovered in 1879, at Guisseny, 50 feet long and 12 feet high. Its entrance faces the sea. Below a layer of ashes and a rough stone pavement human bones were found; also a considerable quantity of bones of animals of extinct species; fragments of Celtic pottery, a stone hammer, and a celt of polished porphyry. The character of the country to the west of Lesneven is generally bare and rocky. The coast is cut up into numerous indentations, and bar harbours, at the mouths of small rivers, such as Goulven, Correjou, Abervrach, and Aberildut. The salt blasts of the ocean nip the vegetation, and bend down the scanty trees, which seem to cower from the biting west wind. At Ploudalmezeau (Hotel Leguen) is a lofty spire, used by sailors as a land mark; and from the hill, on which the village stands, will be seen the steep craggy sides of Ushant, with its conspicuous Light-house, and the spire of Lampaul. Ttie few inhabitants of the Island of Onessant r Ushant) have a bad reputation with their cornit riots of the mainland. They say, that till very tely, they were idolaters, as well as wreckers id smugglers. This "ultima Thule, haunted by I angels only," has but few visitors, from the angerous passage of the "Four" through which ne Atlantic tides race madly, and chafe among he sunken rocks and dangerous reefs which stud heir iron-bound coast. A steamer to Ushant twice icr week, if the weather is fine. The naval Battle of Ushant was here fought between the French...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503864
  • 9781236503862