Fancy getting out on the water in this lovely sunshine? Helford River Cruises are open for business!
Blue skies, sunshine and hardly a cloud in the sky! Bliss! Thanks to the Budock Vean’s Warren for transporting
the Hannah Molly safely down through the hotel’s award winning gardens to the foreshore
After a short wait for the tide to ride we set out on our first cruise of 2015. Cruising up Port Navas Creek past
the baby oyster farm.
And up onto the Helford River, passing Queen legend Roger Taylor’s House, we had the
river to ourselves seeing for miles with the empty moorings.
Cruising past Trebah Beach, the beach where literally thousands of soldiers launched in World War 2, which
now welcomes thousands of visitors to see their award winning gardens.
then past the Glendurgan hamlet, part of the National Trust.
Cormorants were sighted, but the herons, egrets and kingfishers where a bit elusive today.
The river was crystal clear sharing it with the odd kayaker and fisherman it was magical.
Cruising down Frenchman’s Creek, we moored up to enjoy the sounds of the birds in the trees and a bankside
waterfall. Mirroring the journey novelist Daphne du Maurier made on her honeymoon it was easy to see how she was inspired to write her novel ‘Frenchman’s Creek.’
Good to see the ‘Iron Duke’ there, our mysterious shipwreck moored up a hundred years ago on Frenchman’s
Creek, which we will tell you more about on the cruise!
One the way back to the Budock Vean Hotel we had Kestrels soaring above us in the blue skies.