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Pilot Boats, Old and New.

Saturday 02 July 2016        Falmouth, UK. Ships’ captains are expert mariners but cannot possibly know every port in detail. That’s where the pilots come in. They are locals who know their areas intimately. They go aboard ships as they approach port and guide them safely in. Nowadays pilots go out to their client ships in

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Falmouth, UK

Friday 01 July 2016                        Falmouth, UK. Heading South from England entails crossing the Bay of Biscay. This means that right at the start, when you’ve yet to get into the swing of things, you’re faced with a five-day passage across seas that are notorious both for being rough and for being busy with commercial shipping

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