Le surfcasting from the beach of Etretat in Haute Normandie. The chalky cliffs in constant erosion have created a craggy coastline where the lapidary action of the sea smooths the fallen rocks into polished, round galets. It's an ideal habitat for shrimp, which in turn attract the coveted European seabass, known as un bar. In the Mediterranean region the same fish is called un loup. On occasion the seabass's nomenclature creates a certain confusion which is often exploited as a conversational icebreaker at dinners where it is being served.
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