|Activity||Activity date||Activity description|
|Newtown Creek to Wooton Creek||2019-05-20||
From Newtown Creek passing Cowes and on to Wooton Creek.
Another sail and motor, leaving Newtown Creek and sailing round the top of the Isle of Wight and passing Cowes. Then on to Wooton Creek and a gentle motor up to the top of the navigable part of Wooton Creek. We then moored up alongside a pontoon at the very friendly Royal Victoria Yacht Club.
Much of Wooton Creek dries at low water and in this case the pontoon we were moored to had a shallower "draft" then the yacht so it was quite a climb back on to the yacht at low water.
|Helford and Frenchmans Creek||2013-09-18||A walk along the Helford Estuary, back inland and then along Frenchmans Creek back to the village of Helford|
|Restronguet Creek and Pandora Inn||2013-09-19||A walk from Mylor Bridge to Restronguet Creek to the Pandora Inn. The Pandora Inn had burnt down since the last time we were here but has been sympathetically restored. Back along Mylor Creek to the Mylor Bridge
Tags: Restronguet Creek
|Mylor to Flushing||2014-09-07||Mylor Harbour round to Flushing and then back up Mylor Creek. Top paddle! Very slight swell from SE winds when going along the shore before turning into the the Falmouth shelter.
Tags: Mylor Creek
|The Helford and Frenchman's Creek||2014-09-08||From Helford Passage via Frenchman's Creek up into Mawgan Creek towards the top of the Helford Estuary. A little windy on the way back meant plenty of exercise!|
|Sunday morning breakfast at Mylor||2014-09-14||A walk along Mylor Creek to Mylor Harbour for breakfast. Sat on the beach and watched some boats getting surprised by how windy it was.
Tags: Mylor creek
|Creeks and kingfishers||2015-09-19||First canoe trip of the 2015 summer holiday. From Mylor harbour, a little way up Restronguet creek up past the Pandora Inn, on to Looe Beach and then back via Mylor Creek. Had a kingfisher with us for quite a way up Mylor creek.|
|More creeks and kingfishers||2015-09-20||A paddle round the creeks of the Helford. More kingfishers today - in Frenchman's Creek. Lunch at Merthen Quay and then back via Polwheveral and Porthnavas creeks|
|Yarmouth to Newtown Creek||2019-05-19||
From Yarmouth marina round to an anchorage in Newtown Creek.
We left Yarmouth Marina just after the Junior Offshore Group fleets left. We sailed for a bit in very light winds. The light winds gave us a chance to try out Derek's symmetric spinnaker for the first time. It flew! Albeit that the light winds meant that it didn't completely "fill". Then on to the splendid Newtown Creek for an overnight anchorage.
With a reputation for being very busy at the height of the summer, there we only three other boats in the anchorage we chose. Lots of fading memories triggered as I was last at Newtown Creek maybe 40 years ago when myself and three school friends sailed my parents' Wayfarer over from Christchurch Harbour - it's surprising looking back at it that our parents were so laid back about a bunch of 15-16 year olds doing this!
Tags: Newtwon Creek
|Wooton Creek to Beaulieu River||2019-05-21||
From Wooton Creek, past Cowes and Fawley and into the Beaulieu River.
We left Wooton Creek and sailed across the Solent to the Beaulieu River. We motored up the river past Bucklers Hard and towards the top of the navigable river. We then moored up at Buckers Hard marina (which we feared would be frighteningly expensive but was actually quite reasonable when compared with the Poole marina and given the excellent facilities).
Tags: Wooton Creek
|Helford Creeks||2019-07-13||An early summer long weekend paddling on the Fal and the Helford. With the winds being from the north, we chose the Helford for the Saturday. Back to Frenchman's Creek but with a rising tide we were able to get right to the end of it. Lunch and some Scooby ball action at Tremayne Quay (and helping an old wooden sailing boat moor alongside) and then in to the strangely named Vallum Tremayne Creek for the first time.|
|Carrick Roads and Restronguet Creek||2019-07-14||With the promised easterly being more like a southerly, there was a long enough fetch for some waves that weren't to Scooby's liking. So after lunch and some icecreams (which were to Scooby's liking) we diverted into Restronguet Creek for some quiet top-of-the-tide paddling past The Pandora and onto Point. Then back below the rather marvelous Tregunwith Farm campsite (£9 / night for 2 adults, 1 dog, 1 camper van, 1 car and a canoe) and back to Mylor Yacht Harbour.
Tags: Restronguet Creek
|Helford Paddling||2021-07-02||A change to normal by putting the kayak in the water on the south side of the Helford Estuary (at Helford itself).
Explored Frenchman's Creek and then up[ almost as far at Bishop's Quay (but ran out of water at neaps).
Lunch at Tremayne Quay.
Scooby really not keen on enhancing his swimming skills.
Tags: FrenchMans Creek