In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I beached it in a small bay and clambered to a rocky promontory to admire the surrounding grandeur and check my progress.
- The Inn is built high on a rocky promontory that looks over Chesterman Beach, and the sheer acreage of windows in this cedar-and-glass structure makes it ideal for its winter attraction - storm-watching.
- If you want to be independent, go to any promontory, headland or peninsula that has deep water close inshore and allows you to stand on a cliff a good height above water level.
- It was hard to tell which eagle-eyed member of the crew spotted the stranded paddler waving at us from a rocky promontory.
- Survivors of the burning of Panama City in 1671 rebuilt a walled bastion on a rocky promontory to the west.
- A coastal path climbs spectacularly over a rocky promontory and brings you to L' Estagnol, where you will find a sheltered sandy cove.
- Regardless of how you get there, it is worth making a trip to the island's capital, which is built on a promontory that projects dramatically out into the sea.
- They walked for a distance over the rough hillside and then came to a halt on a promontory which loomed out over the ravine.
- Both ponds were divided from the lake by a low promontory of land that encircled them.
- You leave the cliffs and promontories and blue sea gulfs behind, and corkscrew inland, past the roadside shrines with their solitary icons and flickering candles.
- The castle was perched atop a promontory jutting from the foothill of a steep, ice-stained mountain whose angular cliffs rose tier after tier to a single high bluff of bare rock.
- This promontory, overlooking the narrow neck joining the peninsula to the mainland, constituted a protected yet strategic location.
- You have to read your tides right - otherwise you could find yourself stranded on the rocky causeway that connects the promontory to the mainland.
- The dark shapes that smudged the even line of the ocean were mountains, or perhaps promontories, riding high and magnificent upon the vastness of the water.
- The Oyster Residence is a seven-bedroom eco-retreat perched on a rocky promontory and surrounded by a pine forest that comes all the way down to the shores of the eastern Mediterranean.
- The house sits on a rocky promontory at the southern tip of Kata beach, one of the best on the island.
- Imagine a hooked promontory jutting from the cliffs, but submerged 10m.
- From the tip of the headland you are treated to a view of more unblemished promontories dotted along the coast.
- The cavalry stopped just short of bow range from the rocky promontory, and the women prepared for a ground assault.
- Strategically situated on a rocky promontory with an adjacent natural harbor, it was called Cabo Corso, or short cape, by the Portuguese.
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