Fanal: an obsolete term for a small lighthouse, a beacon, a ship's lantern.

Found these old maps at a car boot several years ago and rediscovered them in my vast book shelf. Beautiful, beautiful quality of line that just deserved some small mention.

And whilst on the subject of oceans and clifftops and shorelines, this looks like it's going to be really interesting and may well help me with my (very) slowly blossoming ideas about the infinity of the sea and it's customs and tales…

The Ocean with Richard Hawley tonight at 23:30 on BBC Radio 2.
(Why so late?! Some of us have to get up at 6am to work. I hope they do a podcast…)