Afternoon and welcome to the Ships Blog. Great day here in the harbour and the marina. First good dose of sunshine we have had for some time. However tomorrow looks like its back to rain and wind again. Weekend looking ok at the moment. Bizarrely enough there is the possibly some snow for tomorrow in the west of the region! Since last Friday there has been a pile of wood chips on the Parkstone Quay, which have been on fire. Whilst the fire brigade have attended it has largely been left to the people at Parkstone Quay to gradually monitor and bring it under control. The smoke at last seems to be diminishing. The ex pilot boat ‘Haven Hobby’ was launched today after an annual refit ready to take on the role of Harwich Harbour Patrol Launch.