Incredible map reveals the 37 countries you didn't realise were directly across the sea from Britain's coastline

Mail Online | 11/30/2016 | Naomi Leach For Mailonline
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Ever glanced across the sea’s horizon and wondered where you'd end up if you travelled out across the horizon?

A fascinating interactive map reveals what countries you’d reach if you travelled in a straight line from the UK’s shore.

Eyesight - Curvature - Earth - Norfolk - Russia

If your eyesight was infinite - and you could see over the curvature of the Earth - from Norfolk you could gaze at Russia, from South Wales you could look longingly out to Brazil or catch a glimpse all the way towards Antarctica, it reveals.

The new visualisation, created by mapping experts Esri UK, plots 37 countries that you would 'see' from almost 2,000 coastal locations in the UK.

Countries - Horizon - Britons - Norway - Portugal

Countries on the distant horizon for Britons include Norway, Portugal, the US, Turks and Caicos, the Falkland Islands, Russia, Cuba, Canada and Spain.

Rather than simply drawing a line across...
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