Thursday, 6 October 2011

Company at Sea

There was good company along the French coast heading towards our next port of Nantes. Birds and vessels came and went from view through the day.

     Northern Gannets nest on the south coast of England, but they are back at sea now that the breeding season is over. The wind made this a good day for them.
     Commercial and small boats passed and distinct, but a little too far away to photograph well, sight of the tall masted sail ship The Bounty.
     The original is one of the most famous ships in the world. known for the mutiny which took place in Tahiti in 1798. This replica was constructed by MGM for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” starring Marlon Brando.  Now this Bounty sails around the world offering dockside tours about the history and details of sailing vessels from another time in maritime history.