Wednesday, 23 July 2014

June, 2014 - FALMOUTH, UK

We arrive in Falmouth Harbour and anchor in one of the largest natural harbours in the world.


View of the Yacht Haven from our anchorage.

The mooring field and anchorage from the town.

Passat II from the Maritime Museum.





Industry includes ship building and repair.


One of Europe's largest dry docks.

Dock crane, with yacht haven in background.





Pendennis Castle, one of two castles built by Henry VIII to protect the harbour from the Spanish.


Barracks built in 1910.

We arrive in time for the firing of the WWII artillery piece.

Talk about a "smoking gun".

The original fort built by Henry VIII.



We take a passenger ferry to see the other fort at St. Mawes.


St Mawes Castle.
Passenger Ferry as seen from the Fort.

Looking over to Falmouth.

The lower cannons could skip the balls across the water to hit at the water line.

A lot of boats have "tan bark" sails in the UK.

1 comment:

Tony Gibb said...

Congratulations on the crossing of the Atlantic. we are in France if you're in the area and want to visit