Cornwall April 2011: Falmouth Sea Safari
16 April 2011
It is the first day of our week in Cornwall, staying
at The Lookout cottage by the King Harry Ferry, and we are in Falmouth
for a "sea safari", hoping to see some wildlife out at sea.
It is a glorious morning looking out across Falmouth harbour
Kitted up in the survival suits and sitting on the "jockey seats" on the rigid
inflatable, we make our way out of the harbour
St Mawes and its castle, which we will visit later in the week.
And on the Falmouth side of the River Fal, Pendennis Castle
Black Rock lies in the middle of the entrance to Carrick Roads, and today has
two seals as well as a number of birds
The lighthouse at St Anthony Head
The remarkably calm sea
Some of the rocks of The Manacles reef
One of the former fishing villages
The remains of a boat which ran aground here in a storm - most of the crew were
rescued by line from the cliffs.
Back on the pontoon.
The rigid inflatable used for our sea safari. Behind is Matthew, which we
returned to later in the day when we came back to look around the Maritime
During our visit to the Maritime Museum, a visit to Matthew - which was
used in the latest Chronicles of Narnia film as the Dawn Treader.
The traverse board, showing the time spent sailing along a particular course
during a watch, enabling an approximation of the change in position to be made.
The rest of the museum was very good - well worth a visit.