The Liverpool Maritime Museum has an exhibition on at the moment called 'In Safe Hands' which charts the service from those days of sail to today's high speed launches.
All the pilot boats are named after seabirds
and this is the Turnstone. What a pity I don't have a picture of an actual turnstone but here are some beach pebbles
and the turnstones might be around somewhere busy tuning stones to find something tasty underneath.
The preening juvenile herring gull has other things on its mind.
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at P here