Cap de Creus, Spain

Cap de Creus, Spain. Easternmost point of Catalonia.

Fans of C. S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower will instantly recognize this a dominant feature in Hornblower’s patrol area off Catalonia in HMS Sutherland (see Ship of the Line). It is off this point that Hornblower, by masterful seamanship, was able to tow a ship of the line carrying the flag of the Rear Admiral Leighton which had been dismasted in a sudden storm.

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