A sunny Sunday on the Fal River and spring tides that keep the Skippers on their toes.
A beautiful Sunday on the Fal River. King Harry Ferry comes into the Feok side and the river is calm and a little murky.
High and low Spring tides are apparent today, which brings weed onto the surface. The first time I have seen the tide so low at St Mawes which caused a tide stop for some two hours.
The Place Ferry passengers on the last trip to Place had to move forward of Livingstone to raise the propellor in order to allow me to get in close to the causeway. The larger ferries have a similar issue and use the passengers to move to the rear of the boat so that they can get the nose into the ferry steps. Another busy day for them as well.
A busy day for water taxis as well and this can cause some issues as a tide stop squeezes the time available to pick up passengers from place. I had over 100 in the afternoon with a 3 hour window and found it a challenge to keep both sailors and Place ferry passengers happy and smiling.
The weather generally brings out the smiles and good manners though. A vespa rally on the front at St Mawes was a colourful affair.