Pottering around the harbour

sunset falmouthAt the end of the summer, we spent a few days in Falmouth. A chance to indulge my love of boats and harbours.


There is something about the mass of masts and that distinctive “tink-tink” sound as the boats bob around in their moorings.

canoes in harbour

The children were excited to spot a jelly fish and lots of little fishes. We examined the crab buckets of people leaning over the railings, hoping to catch more. Lots of activity going on in the harbour.

ships on river Fal

Not to miss out, we took a river cruise. The weather was turning which ruled out the wildlife cruise we were hoping to go on, but we enjoyed the river.

Something surreal about seeing these big ships moored up in the River Fal.

mussel farm

Plenty else to see too. The children saw the mussel farm. We spotted little egrets, herons and cormorants.

floating bridgeFun to see the floating bridge that we took a couple of years ago. Amazingly, we spotted a van from our village crossing over on it.

river cruise

The cruise took us up the River Fal and lasted two hours. We donned waterproofs and sat at the top, determined to see it all. TF was fascinated by all the ships and boats moored up along the route.

tall ship

On the way back to Falmouth, we spotted a tall ship, in full sail, coming in for the start of the festival that weekend. Quite a sight.

boatsIt was fun just pottering around the harbour. Whatever the weather.

Linking up with Fiona over at Coombe Mill. For once we are less #CountryKids and more seaside-kids.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

18 thoughts on “Pottering around the harbour

  • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 3:40 am

    I love the tink-tink sound too, one of my favourites in fact. Your photos of the boats are gorgeous and the river cruise sound like fun x #CountryKids

    • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 9:21 am

      The sound is so distinctive. It is one of my favourites too.

  • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Oh that all looks perfectly lovely!!! I had to look up Falmouth on a map to see exactly where you have been. Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

    • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 9:24 am

      I should have said it was in Cornwall. 😀 Hope you have a good weekend too.

  • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Looks like you had a great few days, we love Cornwall. We saw the tall ships moored in Greenwich last week but most of them had their sails down (I’m sure there’s a technical sailing term for this!) so it was great to see your photo of one in full sail, would have been a spectacular site seeing them all.

    • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 9:25 am

      We left before the festival really got started, so I’m so glad we saw this one and a few that had already moored in the harbour.

  • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 8:38 am

    What a lovely place to spend some time. I too love the water, boats, harbors etc! Something very calming about them! You have some great photo’s here. #Countrykids

    • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 9:27 am

      It was lovely to slowly potter. The children were really happy just to observe everything going on.

  • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I remember lots of trips to the harbour watching the boats. How cool to see a vehicle you recognise on the floating bridge.

    • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 9:32 am

      It was amazing to see the van, as it’s a 4 hour drive. We used to walk passed the van every day as we went to school.

  • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    What a lovely way to spend a day – sounds like you had a wonderful time and lovely to get to see a tall ship too 🙂

    • Monday 15 September, 2014 at 11:09 am

      We’d planned a beach day, but weather was less than kind. Glad we changed our plans.

  • Saturday 13 September, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Gorgeous and atmospheric photos.The tall ship and floating bridge are my favourites.

    • Monday 15 September, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Not great weather for photos, but I couldn’t miss out on the tall ship.

  • Sunday 14 September, 2014 at 8:03 am

    There’s something so calm about boats resting by the harbor. Its like a prodigal son finally arriving home. #countrykids

    • Monday 15 September, 2014 at 11:06 am

      They are very restful. Gentle movement, but going no where.

  • Thursday 25 September, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    what gorgeous photos! you’re completely right, there is definitely something wonderful about boats in the harbor…

    • Friday 26 September, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Love time by the water’s edge.

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