Monday, 28 March 2011
The sun blazed on Saturday and we took the chance to take Mermaid, our lovely boat, out for the first time this year. We packed towels for the beach, food and drinks, and headed off up Penryn River from Ponsharden Quay.
Past tree lined shores and part hidden houses in search of a quiet beach for an hour or two's peace away from it all.
Elias and Dave steering us out into the harbour.
We rowed along choosing which particular cove we would stop at.
Eventually we stopped and moored up to a quay. Lucy and I headed straight for the sands while Isabella spent the entire time in the water, freezing though it was. Dave and Elias snorkled, but saw nothing more than a tiny fish or two. No river monsters today!
It was hot on the soft sands.
Mermaid's sail looks so pretty against the blue of the sea.
And here's another pretty girl. There was something so magical about pootling along until we found a beach. Just perfect.
The camera makes it look so hazy, but actually the haze was only far out to sea.
Finally we set off for home, most of the food eaten and a tide to catch.
The breeze was girlish and coy, so once more we abandoned sail and set to with the oars. Mermaid is quite a wide boat which means two can comfortably row with ease. we took it in turns as everyone loves rowing.
A few of the riverside houses for you to peruse: do you fancy a curved ended house overlooking the waters?
Or are one of these grandiose places more your style?
This thatched house had its own little harbour.
We drifted along with the water sparkling and a gentle breeze rustling the sail.
This beautiful boat was heading off to Mylor for the Oyster Celebration...yum.
There is something so pretty about the way red sails catch the light.
Isabella became transfixed by the water and almost fell asleep leaning over the side to gaze.
Such a perfect day.
How was yours? x