Location credit goes to my niece, Grace, who is finding her photography feet and sent me a picture of this old lifeboat that she took at sunset yesterday. My brain went "ping" and I knew this had some potential as a star trail subject. The boat's name is an absolute bonus.
The Etoile du Nord is an old Guernsey lifeboat which lies in the corner of Grand Harve bay next to the Vale Church. It has been there as long as I can remember and remains seaworthy but never used.
Nikon D5000 18-55mm VR
122 x 30 second exposures (triggered by the interval timer)
Stacked using the awesome (and free) startrails.de.
Lastly, a tiny bit of light tinkering in Picasa 3.
I would have taken more but I had to give up as the tide was rising slowly but surely and had already reached the tripod before I rescued it.