Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and I am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's Battery marina in the Barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has an associated YouTube channel so visit to find our most recent cruises together.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

An estuary entrance reccy


Stuart said...

It's a lovely river, right enough, albeit a shortish navigable length (inless you're in a kayak). Very muddy half way up and thence to Aveton Gifford and dries out to mud very quickly on the ebb. However one pronounces Aveton Gifford, someone will tell you it's incorrest. My father-in-law (from a Salcombe family) always called it "Aveton (pronouncing the "e" as you did in the clip) Gifford" with a "J", so I go with him, but you'll get Awton, too. Take your pick - I always rely on true native pronunciation. Can't wait to see how you get on with the trip.
Regards, Stuart

steve said...

hi stuart
didn't make it; nasty conditions at entrance - headed up lynher instead. video and report to follow. so avon remains on the to do list still