Falmouth port, Cornwall, as seen from the seaside. Falmouth is located on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Falmouth harbour forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and the deepest in Western Europe. It is also famous for being the start or finish point of various round-the-world record-breaking voyages. Wikipedia. Photo source: ©© Eva Krocher
Falmouth Bay is one of England’s finest stretches of marine habitat, with a profusion of creeks that penetrate deep into the heart of the Cornish countryside, and oak woods covering the coastline. It is a distinctive, unspoiled landscape, protected by strict environmental legislation and enjoyed by thousands of tourists every summer.
But the tranquillity of Falmouth could soon be disrupted. A controversial plan to dredge a channel through part of the bay to open up the port to giant cruise ships has caused consternation among conservationists and the dispute will test European rules to protect ecosystems…