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Monday, 21 October 2013

Mylor Harbour to Penryn

Due to yet more strong winds and large swells out in the bay we decided to take another river trip, hopefully we can get back on the open sea again soon. We left Mylor harbour mid afternoon and as soon as we rounded the corner realized how breezy it was in the river with the wind blowing about 20 and gusting to 27 mph. The sea started to get lively around Trefusis Point and Kevin's new boat required some re-trimming after we realised that it was riding too high in the bow.

We stopped at Flushing quay and loaded all of our combined gear into the front hatch. This had a positive effect and hopefully with a bit more fine tuning the Romany will behave itself as it should.

We continued our journey to Penryn and paddled as far as possible behind Commercial Road before coming to a dead end in the river. We then headed back out to the mouth of the estuary via Falmouth docks. The swells in the entrance to the river Fal were medium to large but good fun. We then rode the waves back up Carrick Roads using a lot of stern rudder and not much paddling to get back to Mylor. The last half hour of the journey was completed in some interesting light as the sun was getting low in the sky. Another good day out!

Wildlife Observed:
Grey heron, Little egret 4, Mute swan c.10, Curlew c.30, Common sandpiper 1, Greenshank 9, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Peregrine 1, Buzzard 1, Kingfisher 2, Grey wagtail 1, Grey seal 1

Look For:
Falmouth Docks
Trefusis Point
Carrick Roads
Penryn Quay

River Current
Other river traffic. Sailing Boats, Ferrys and Large ships

Paddle No: 19
Date: 19/10/2013
Wind: Force 5 Southerly
Temperature: 15 degrees
Weather: Sum Sun mostly Cloud
Distance Covered: 10.5 miles
Duration: 4 hrs
Access: Easy launch from Mylor Harbour Slip
River state: Smooth. Estuary Mouth: Medium to large swell
Kayaks: Nigel Dennis Romany, P&H Scorpio

    Mylor to Penryn

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