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A perfect morning to launch from the beach

One could not wish for a more perfect morning to launch the boats today. It isn’t always a low tide for launching, it requires a little more effort to prepare. For some reason today, the extra effort required by the guides just melted away when the sun warmed the beach.

Getting ready for launch
Getting ready for launch on a low tide

Kayaks on a beach
Kayaks on the beach

And the reward really came later, when the perfect launch was met with another wonderful paddle along the Mevagissey coastline.

Kayaking along the Mevagissey coastline
Kayaking along the Mevagissey coastline

Annual Litter pick on the River Fal

A big thank you to all those who attended our fun and rewarding canoe day picking rubbish from the banks of the Fal, and to all those unrecognised others who do this every time they go out.

Litter-pick by canoe on the Fal

Of course our once a year Fal litter pick isn’t enough to keep the pristine environment of the River Fal free from rubbish. Our aim however is to win the hearts and minds of other water users and visitors to not let that crisp bag fall out of the pocket or drinks can to float away with the tide.

 

Spear-throwing the bushcraft way

Our latest activity ‘Spear-throwing’ will be unveiled at the Port Eliot festival in July. Below you can see the specially made spear heads made by the very talented @studiogimli. They’ve fashioned the first batch of spearheads to compliment the axe throwing sessions @porteliotfestival this year.

He has created some superb arrow heads in the past but these are truely wonderful! Can’t wait to attach some Ash to these and give them a go! Thanks Daniel! #spear #blacksmith #ancientweapons

And of course no spear head at Canoe Cornwall is complete without an Ash stave. Below is our first hand-whittled stave that will again feature at the Port Eliot festival, alongside axe-throwing and archery.

Memorable days at Port Elliot 2018

Port Elliot festival had its highlights, and here is a cherished one, shared to us from the Port Elliot website from our 2018. The creek on the Anthony House grounds is quite marvelous when the tide is in. Port Elliot 2018 Canoeing

The scorched banks amd people swimming serve as a reminder of what a wonderfully warm summer 2018 was. Thank you Lisa for sending this to us.