Friday, February 8, 2013

Grey Fowey

It was a pity to leave Dartmouth but we had to get going so the next day the 11th August we left for another old favourite on mine, Fowey.  The wind had picked up from the east which should have been favourable but it was right on the stern and with quite a swell running was rather uncomfortable and we kept losing the wind out of the sails so we motor-sailed most of the day.

It was grey and cold when we arrived in Fowey.  Entering the harbour David pointed out Dawn French’s house situated above Ready Money Beach.  Fowey was packed out with boats because many that were heading east to a Firework Festival in Plymouth had stayed in harbour rather than beat their way there against the strong easterly wind.  This meant finding a mooring was difficult. (you are not allowed to anchor in Fowey!) We finally rafted up to several other boats on a small floating pontoon behind a huge cruise ship that was at anchor!

Pendennis Beach at entrance to Fowey Harbour

Dawn French, the famous comedian's house 

Cruise Ship in FoweyHarbour

That evening we caught the water taxi to go ashore for a meal at a favourite seafood restaurant of Dave and Jane’s called Sam’s and their daughter Sarah drove over from St Ives to join us.  The restaurant was packed out so we had to wait quite a long time to get a table but it was well worth it – the food was excellent.


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