Sunday, August 21, 2005
Plymouth to Polperro, late afternoon 19th to early morning 21st.
At Rame Head, a Merlin (Falco columbarius) flew just a few feet above my head.
A little after 9pm on the evening of 20th a red full moon rose over a big calm sea. Viewed from about three hundred feet up a steep cliff face, it cast a red-golden reflection across the water for many miles. During the night the moon moved slowly from East to West over the sea, and set after dawn as white sailing boats one to two miles out traversed from West to East in a warm breeze.