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.
And the reward really came later, when the perfect launch was met with another wonderful paddle along the Mevagissey coastline.
Last day of the school holidays! A fantastic day in the woods with Canoe Cornwall, we hit targets and bales, sat round the fire, got muddy, smiled and laughed. We’ll be back again soon. Thanks for a great day.
Mud, sweat & time for a beer! What a fantastic weekend! Teaching Bushcraft & Survival skills @7thrise and archery and spear throwing at Hemlock woods. Time for a well deserved beer! @izzie_macqueen @chaddderssss @dannynorthphoto #outdoorguide#greatoutdoors
What a great set of lads we had this weekend on an awesome stag celebration, full of high jinks and humour throughout the day. Everyone has to have a taste of the wildlife before they get married and for this lucky chap the boys decided to treat the groom to an epic day of Archery, Axes and Canoes fun in the forest and creeks of the River Fal.
A perfect window of summer sunshine in the midst of a damp week arrived for our weekend Fal-trip paddlers. A 17th birthday celebration was being had for the weekend and it was so nice to know that the weather-gods were taking note.
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.
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.
What a day! 3 young explorers and two leaders set off today by canoe, discovering lost creeks, lighting fires, building shelters and making improvised sails! Well done to you all! #canoe#bushcraft#fire#sail#adventure#fun
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.
As I stepped down to the river today, It had that special feel of a Spring day. This is the part of Spring that you can only feel in the early morning. There was a brightness regardless of the overcast sky, a warmth even though it was only 10 degrees and a stillness that can only come with a breath of wind in the air. Yes, to all of us on the River Fal this morning, Spring had finally arrived.