Swanpool to Helford Passage

25/5/13 An early start was deemed necessary for this one as we had a long day planned ahead of us. So I drove to Playing Place where we caught the bus to the outskirts of Falmouth and walked downhill to the coast at Swanpool. We were walking by 9:30. They we setting up for the day on the beech and the sun was out already for the start of the bank and school holiday. The next place was Maenporth.

From here we continued around Rosemullion Head into the Helford river estuary. The gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah were close by and the path was getting busier with people out for a stroll or a run.

As we approached Helford Passage, the Ferryboat Inn came into view.

Pints of Trelawney (3.8%) and Proper Job (4.5%) for £7 were quaffed as we played pool inside and others took in the sun outside.

The intention was to catch the ferry after which the pub is named. Coming out the pub we could see the ferry on the beach in front of us, however it would have looked better in the water. A notice confirmed that the ferry would not be running for another two hours. So that was a premature and disappointing end to the day. We walked up the hill to Mawnan Smith, caught a bus to Falmouth, had a pie and a pint before another bus back to the car. The previous late night started to catch up on the way home, but at least we appeared to have the road to ourselves at times as we watched the queues in the other direction.

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