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 Museum

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.



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