Exploring Helford Village

Clear Sky, 15°C

Helford River Sailing Club, Helston, United Kingdom

Exploring Helford Village

We called up the Harbour Ferry at 11am, after a snooze and they don’t run at low tide, so the aimed to pick us up about 1pm. That turned out to be 1:30pm, but worth the wait as it was a quick hop on the ferry and saved us blowing up the tender and working out where to leave it ashore. Turns out that when we got ashore there were quite a few options for that, including a jetty on the Shipwrights Arms where we had lunch. The pub was changing management that day, and had a goodbye evening for the departing owners the night before. Quite a few of the staff were a bit the worse for wear, and there was only one valiant person in the kitchen coping with Sunday lunches.

So, had our lunch about 2:30: fish and chips for Michael and local cran for me, with a lovely Skinners pale ale to wash it down. We shopped at the local shop – got saffron buns, a good looking sourdough and some very nice chamomile and elderflower team bags made in Newquay. Helford Village is very smart, tiny and looks like a lovely place for the summer.

I had a swim off the boat in the afternoon, water was lovely and clear, but felt like 15°C, which was what the forecast thinks. I swam a few time round the boat: next time will wear my swimming cap to avoid getting a cold spot on the forehead.

Michael made dinner this evening: Cumberland and Garlic sausages, crushed new potatoes and cabbage, with gravy – yum. We broke open the Kraken Rum: Strong vanilla and spices.

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