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Longhope lifeboat in St Malo
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Longhope lifeboat in St Malo

Put this one in to show how much tidal range there is in this part of the world.
As can be seen by the hight of piles in the pontoon harbour here at StMalo, the tide at this time was not at its lowest so it gives an idea how much range there is here.

One of the French Lifeboats is lying astern of our boat this was St Malo's small Lifeboat. They also had a larger vessel of about 50 feet. The service is run on the same lines as the RNLI with a small input from the French Government and they do make a charge to anyone needing help but the same volanteer crew system is used.

We were very well looked after by all who we met,the people in this part of Brittany were more laid back than us in Longhope!!
I would like to go back again sometime.
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Picture added on 03 February 2009
Just along the coast from St Malo is the world's first (pretty sure of that) tidal power station. Built across the estuary of the Rance river, precisely because the difference between high and low tide is so great. Still in operation as far as I know.
Added by Jane Harris on 10 May 2010
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