We managed to paddle past Lostwithiel finally stopping for sandwiches at the base of the A390 road bridge. This is a very nice inland water trip with the river flowing through some beautiful countryside. Keep your eyes open for a lot of wildlife, I saw two Kingfishers (my first ever) and some marvelous Dippers (check them out). I prefer sea paddles but this river offers a great alternative if its big out at sea. We paddled back to Fowey and continued to the mouth of the estuary and out into the sea for half a mile.
The swell was much bigger than the video shows. Kevin regularly disappeared behind the sets and care was required when turning. We spent a short time playing in the swells and having fun keeping everything upright and in control.
PS. We now have a new buddy that comes on most of our Kayak trips. He is called Blob and he likes to travel on the lens of my camera, usually taking up a prime position just when the best bits of the day are being filmed!
Wildlife Observed: Grey heron, Little egret (including 18 in one tree), Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Greenshank (8), Turnstone (c.12), Canada goose, Jay, Kingfisher (3), Dipper (2).
St Catherines Castle
St Winnow Church
Lostwithiel's 12th Century Bridge
Tidal river: Get your tide times right for an easy, mud free trip.
Other river traffic. Many boats are moored in the estuary.
Paddle No: 16
Wind: Force 5 Easterly
Temperature: 17 degrees
Weather: Grey sky and cloud
Distance Covered: 15.1 miles
Duration: 5.0 hrs
Access: Launch from Fowey slipway, or park and launch from Golant
Water: River flat with light current. Sea state, medium to large swell
Kayaks: P&H Scorpio, Easky 13
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