Burgis war diary, 26 June - 29 October 1915 / Frederick Carrington Burgis - Page 39

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opposite Cape St. Vincent, where history was made when Nelson won a big sea battle in the vicinity. The Balines we passed a little later consist of 3 rocks, one big one upon it being a lighthouse and two smaller ones. 8.30 p.m. we are now opposite the light on Cape Finisterre, the sea being very rough. After crossing the bay of Biscay we passed the Ushant, and ran into the English Channel in a heavy fog. Later. We have entered the Solent and have a close view of the Isle of Wight including Cowes and Osborne House, an aerodrome, and Netley Hospital.

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