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Old 25 August 2009, 16:34   #1
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Just returned from a week down in Cornwall with the boat and based ourselves in Fowey.
Briefly (too briefly) met up with Nos.
I cant recommend it enough as a base in this area. We had a berth at Mixtow, run by the Harbour Authority. A great facility and felt very secure. The only down side, the steep and very long slipway! Bloody hell, it must be the longest in the UK. From the campsite at the top of the hill, its like going down a shallow cliff, for ever. I reccon I was on the absolute limit at the end of the week for my(wife's) vehicle being able to drag it out. A bit of spinning rubber and a nice smell from the clutch to start with, but once going, kept going right to the top.
We were there during the Regatta week, very busy and noisey, would not choose togo at that time again.
Saw Dolphins, seals and loads of other wildlife
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Old 25 August 2009, 18:25   #2
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Fowey is a great place for boating - good facilities and a very scenic coastline. That climb up to the campsite is a pain though, especially if you're walking and carrying gear Out of interest, where did you see the dolphins and seals? I have been out from Fowey several times and seen lots of wildlife, but not seals.
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Old 26 August 2009, 06:27   #3
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We did the coast a far as Plymouth to the East and Falmouth to the West.
Seals at the southern end of St. Georges Island, just off Looe, I think they were Atalantic Grey Seals.
Dolphins between Mevagisey and Falmouth.
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Old 26 August 2009, 09:47   #4
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Its a great place, went last year for 3 weeks, stayed opposite Mixtow. The one problem is petrol, there was non available at the waterside so we had to carry it down to the pontoon.

It was featured on one of the 3 men in a boat episodes. A recording studio based on the Estuary has been the host to many great bands.
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Agree about fuel, fortunately we managed to top up in both Plymouth and Falmouth and only had to resort to the 20ltr jerry can once. Took the boat over to the slip by the car ferry and brought the fuel down from the station by car and straight into the boat.

Not the best pics I have ever taken, but these are some of the seals we saw.
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Just returned from a week down in Cornwall with the boat and based ourselves in Fowey.
Briefly (too briefly) met up with Nos.
I cant recommend it enough as a base in this area. We had a berth at Mixtow, run by the Harbour Authority. A great facility and felt very secure. The only down side, the steep and very long slipway! Bloody hell, it must be the longest in the UK. From the campsite at the top of the hill, its like going down a shallow cliff, for ever. I reccon I was on the absolute limit at the end of the week for my(wife's) vehicle being able to drag it out. A bit of spinning rubber and a nice smell from the clutch to start with, but once going, kept going right to the top.
We were there during the Regatta week, very busy and noisey, would not choose togo at that time again.
Saw Dolphins, seals and loads of other wildlife
hi steve
where did you stay i,m thinking about spending a week there next year

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As per Nos's recommendation and others, Penmarlen Camping & Carravan Park.
Whilst this is not our normal form of accomodation, it was excellent. The access to the slip and river were well worth it. There are a vast number of self catering accomodation in Fowey, but unknown to us, we choose the Regatta week and everything was already booked.
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Whilst this is not our normal form of accomodation...
What would be your "normal" form of accomm?
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Something with four soild walls & a roof!

No i'm not being elitist, I spent my whole childhood staying in tents on holiday, it's just that since we got married, Mrs 250kts had never done a canvas holiday. So this was our first .... Possibly the last also, so back to bricks
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This looks quite nice
http://www.thepavillioncarlyonbay.co.uk/
Not in Fowey but not too far away, lot's of room for a Rib on trailer (so I've heard)
You get use of the holiday park's pools and facilities too (apparently)
Has been known for forum members to get a discount too!(can't remember who told me that)
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