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.