Foggy Passage to Fowey

Fog, 15°C

United Kingdom

Foggy passage to Fowey

Another 5am start: it all looked okay in Helford when we slipped our buoy, but quickly into light fog. No wind to speak of, so we motored all the way (30ish miles) to Fowey, arriving about 10:30. The fog got thicker the closer we got, and we were pleased to discover that Saffron has AIS, so we were able to check out the large shipping. As we approached the entrance to the Fowey river the fog was at its thickest: we could hear a cardinal, but not see it, and we heard the waves on the shore the same time as we could see them. We felt very close. Drama over we picked up a visitor buoy and had a rest, and some lunch. Water taxi across to town, and a walk up to see st Catherine’s Castle, and to explore the many hills of the town. Huge Cornish cream tea was called for to recover. Took the car ferry across to Bodinnick to go to the pub: and had the lovely lounge of the Old Ferry Inn all to ourselves while we rested with a lovely beer.

Sought out a place for Fowey River mussels for dinner and ended up in the Ship Inn, which was great, more beer and scallops and mussels; everything we had hoped for.

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