More ship movements in poor visibilty

Today the weather was not good with a sea fog and occasional light rain. The fog horn at the lighthouse on St Anthony head intermittently sounded and a couple of unidentified container ships were being bunkered.

St Anthony Head light house

In the afternnon we travelled to St Mawes and whilst watching the shipping at St Mawes Castle we saw the research ship RRS James Cook arrive from an expeditition exploring the mid-atlantic ridge. This time last year a friend of ours, who works on geology at the Open University, went on a similar expedition.

RRS James Cook arriving at Falmouth in poor visibility, Sept 8th, 2009

Onboard this year they had an extra passenger; the ship has rescued Peter Bray, a rower attempting a trans-atlantic crossing.