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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Portloe to Gorran Haven

Portloe to Gorran Haven 13.7 miles there and back. This is a very fine trip indeed with lovely scenery, imposing cliffs, wildlife and plenty of sandy beaches listed below, all enough to make this stretch of coastline a "must paddle". Yet another calm crossing with just a bit of swell around Dodman Point and a light tidal flow close to the shore. Just after rounding it we were lucky enough to see a seal eating a very large fish viewing it at close quarters.

Gorran Haven is yet another picture postcard Cornish fishing harbour with a sandy beach and small harbour wall, giving us a safe and easy landing.

Wildlife Observed: Fulmar, Razorbill, Oystercatcher, Common sandpiper, Kestrel, Rock pipit and Grey seal.

Look For:
Caerhays Castle
Porthluney Beach
Boswinger Beach
Hemmick Beach
Dodman Point
Vault Beach

Tidal flow off Dodman Point
Gunnery range off Dodman Point (phone Falmouth coastguard to find out firing days & times)

Paddle No: 13
Date: 1/9/2013
Wind: Force 1-3 Northerly going SW later
Temperature: 18 degrees
Weather: Hot and Sunny
Distance Covered: 13.7 miles
Duration: 5hrs
Access: Easy launch, landing and exit
Sea State: Smooth
Kayaks: P&H Scorpio, Easky 13

   Portloe to
   Gorran Haven

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