June 2013: `The house by the sea`; The Channel.  A body of water   that separates southern England from northern France, and joins the southern part of the North Sea to the rest of the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 560 km (350 mi) long and varies in width from 240 km (150 mi) at its widest to 32.3 km (20.1 mi) in the Strait of Dover.

The House by the sea

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