Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my dinghy cruising blog about my John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. Built over three years, Arwen was launched in August 2007. She is a standing lug yawl 14' 6" in length. This blog records our dinghy cruising voyages together around the coastal waters of SW England.
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On this blog you will find posts about dinghy cruising locations, accounts of our voyages, maintenance tips and 'How to's' ranging from rigging standing lug sails and building galley boxes to using 'anchor buddies' and creating 'pilotage notes'. I hope you find something that inspires you to get out on the water in your boat. Drop us a comment and happy sailing.
Steve and Arwen

Tuesday 17 April 2012

and there was time to pop into Fowey

I didn't get to see much of Fowey last August when I called in (you can read about my trip here:  and then use the right hand side menu to access the other two blogs about the trip).

So it was quite nice to be able to walk the streets and quayside on Wednesday afternoon. Looking across to my former mooring and towards Polruan gave me a different perspective on Fowey

At first I was fascinated by doorways...............

and steps.......

and then both..............

but eventually we reached the shoreline

looking upriver to the harbour master office pontoons

Ah! quite creative I thought

a trent class life boat which came on station in 1996

I'll take both please - the cottage and the boat in front of it

the inshore lifeboat

the china clay wharves further upstream (how do they get those clay carriers through the moorings; and how do they turn them around again)?

ah - the all important shot of the public slipway at low tide


Anonymous said...

You're in luck, I think the house owners also own the boat - so you can buy them as a job lot!!

By the way your boat would easily get up to Lostwithiel for a couple of hours on the top of a decent tide.

steve said...

Did i say i'd have to win the lottery first?

thanks for tip - Lostwithiel does look tempting!