Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Under-way

The environmental monitoring Survey Ship 'Norsemaid' under-way on Friday having just left the port of Barrow in Furness. 
It journeyed past Piel Island.  Its 14th century castle ruins seen in the background  were built to protect the deep water harbour from pirates and Scottish raiders.  Faintly seen is the Union Jack flag flying outside the Ship Inn.  The views on this day were undoubtedly hazy.
The Norsemaid heads out to sea.  Curious to see where it was today I discovered it was still heading WSW at 12 knots; this morning it was in Liverpool Bay. I suspect it may be heading home to Holyhead in Wales.

An entry to ABC Wednesday - a voyage through the alphabet


7 comments:

Leslie: said...

What a great way to celebrate the letter U...

Leslie
abcw team

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Hope all is well in the seas she monitors.

photowannabe said...

I wish I was under-way, going anyplace...
instead of shampooing my carpets...
(:0)

Roger Owen Green said...

an important UNDERTAKING, no doubt.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Cindi Summerlin said...

Beautiful pictures!

LONDONLULU said...

On it's way to do important work, a great U choice and love these glimpses of water.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful pictures.