After reaching our destination and taking a quick lunch on a grassy island by the road bridge we realised it was time to leave if we were not to be left high and dry. On the down river trip we took our time looked for some future overnight camp spots and paddled to the very end of Frenchmans Creek.
Three of us continued to the mouth of the estuary where there were some large swells and a couple of interesting reefs, one of which I hit as I tried to unsuccessfully time my way over the top using an incoming wave. Another great day out in the company of Kevin, Paul, Linda and Joe also two shiny new boats were put through their paces. One P&H Scorpio (excellent choice) and a very fine Nigel Dennis Romany.
Grey heron (c.10), Little egret (c.20), Guillemot, Buzzard, Curlew (4), Oystercatcher, Common sandpiper, Redshank (c.20), Greenshank (1), Kingfisher (2), Raven (2), Grey wagtail,
Ferry Boat Inn
Porth Navis Creek
The Seal Sanctuary
Other river traffic. Many boats are moored in the estuary.
Reefs and rocks at mouth of estuary
Paddle No: 18
Wind: Force 5 NE
Temperature: 14 degrees
Weather: Sun and Cloud
Distance Covered: 11.3 miles
Duration: 5.0 hrs
Access: Easy launch from Helford Passage beach
River state: Smooth Sea state: medium to large swell
Kayaks: Nigel Dennis Romany, P&H Scorpio (2), Dagger Charleston 14, Dagger Charleston 15,
Helford Passage to
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