Balmoral The Flagship

Balmoral The Flagship

Balmoral was built in 1949 as the flagship of Southampton Red Funnel,and was used between Southamton and Cowes on the Isle of Wight. In 1969 she was transferred to Bristol Channel and became the Flagship for P&A Campbell White Funnel fleet, she made occasional vists to the South Coast and North Wales.But her days came to a end in 1980 with White Funnel, and was eventually sold and made a short spell as a floating restaurant in Dundee. Balmoral is back in Bristol and is currently having maintenance carried out. The Waverley supporters who bought her,and are trying to raised £350,000 to bring the Balmoral back into service to carry passengers and tours again.

The Mewstone

The Mewstone

A distinctive feature visible from Wembury beach near Plymouth Devon is the Mewstone. This is a triangular island which is currently uninhabited. However, it has served as a prison and a refuge for local smugglers. The beach at Wembury is well known for its surfing and rock pooling. Basking sharks can be seen in the summer around the Mewstone. The photo was taken at dusk.