Thursday, March 06, 2008

So you want to be a lighthouse keeper?

Manfred of Armes et tir passion has posted several times about the Bretagne area of France. Apparently it's scenery is spectacular. Apparently also, so are the storms on the coastline.

Here's some video of some of the lighthouses getting pounded by storm waves.

It's amazing that the lighthouses weren't knocked over with such wave energy.

If it doesn't play properly for you, try this link directly to Youtube.


At Friday, March 07, 2008 12:37:00 PM, Blogger Sigivald said...

I imagine a lot of it is that most of what you're seeing is relatively unimpactful vertical spray.

The real wave energy is expended on the bedrock the lighthouse is built on, from what I can see. The spray knocked upward by that is thunderously impressive, but it's not hitting the lighthouse all that hard in comparison.

At Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question I have is, how do they get the operators out there with those raging storms going on?

The other is, where do I apply to get that job and do they offer free internet,cable, beer and chips with it?

At Saturday, March 08, 2008 4:44:00 PM, Blogger Manfred said...

I'm glad I didn't live in a light house !
Great video, very impressive.

There are no longer light house keepers for about 5 years now, all is automatic.
their life were probably close to a sailor'one who spends months in a boat.

Ideal job for a sociopathic fisherman ! :-)


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