It is from a documentary program. I also think it is a very strange sentence that's why I couldn't imagine what it means. So based on your aswer I can think that it means the harbor is on the coast. Thank you very much.Where does this come from? It doesn't quite sound like a native speaker's writing. A harbour is on a coast, of course, but 'precede' is a strange way of saying this. Also, the order of ideas in 'beaten by the waves with imposing rocks' is strange.
A harbour is generally a protected area of water and is likely to be in an inward projection of the coastline (in a sort of bay). I find it difficult to imagine how a harbour could precede (be in front of) the coast.So can it mean that the harbor is in front of coast(?) and the second sentence describes the wave and rocks on that coast?
Is this from the documentary "Coast"?The harbour has also become a symbol. It precedes a coast beaten by the waves with imposing rocks.
I also didn't see why 'precede' was used and wanted to know the exact meaning. Thank you for your explanation.A harbour is generally a protected area of water and is likely to be in an inward projection of the coastline (in a sort of bay). I find it difficult to imagine how a harbour could precede (be in front of) the coast.
Yes, the second sentence describes the waves beating on the coast and rocks on the coast.
It is a documentary about the islands near the atlantic ocean.Is this from the documentary "Coast"?
In any case, it seems that the description is given by a person who is on land and, for example, north of the harbour and to the west of the sea. In front of him, he has the harbour, and beyond (to the south of) the harbour, there is a coast that is "beaten by the waves with imposing rocks." <- which is ambiguous and probably should be "a coast with imposing rocks that are beaten by the sea."