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Les Pierres de Lecq
Pierres de Lecq
(Jèrriais: Les Pièrres dé Lé) or the Paternosters are a group of uninhabitable rocks or a reef in the Bailiwick of Jersey
between Jersey
and Sark, 6 km north of Grève de Lecq in Saint Mary, and 22.4 km west of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy. Only three of the rocks remain visible at high tide: L'Êtaîthe (the eastern one), La Grôsse (the big one) and La Vouêtaîthe (the western one). The area has one of the greatest tidal ranges in the world, sometimes being as much as 12 metres. The name Paternosters is connected with a legend relating to the colonisation of Sark
in the 16th century. According to this legend a boatload of women and children was wrecked on the reef and their cries can still be heard from time to time in the wind. Superstitious sailors would say the Lord's Prayer
Lord's Prayer
when passing the rocks, hence the name Paternosters. The rocks are a Ramsar site, and support a variety of small cetaceans including dolphins. It is considered to form a biogeographical boundary.[1] Names of the rocks[edit] All of the names are in Jèrriais

L'Êtchièrviéthe La Rocque du Nord L'Êtaîse or L'Êtaîthe Lé Bel Lé Longis La P'tite Mathe La Grôsse (Great Rock) La Grand' Mathe La Greune dé Lé, or La Bonnette La Greune du Seur-Vouêt L'Orange La Vouêtaîse, La Vouêtaîthe, or La Vouêt'rêsse La Cappe La Douoche Lé Byi La Rocque Mollet L'Êtché au Nord-Vouêt La Galette La Briarde La Sprague La Niêthole Jean Jean or Lé Gouoillot


^ "Les Pierres de Lecq". Ramsar. 

Place Names, Jèrri, 1986, ISBN 0-901897-17-5 Les Pièrres Dé Lé

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Coordinates: 49°17′N 2°12′W / 49.283°N 2.200°W / 49