A Grand Day Out on the Trelissick Ferry
1 August 2018
We invited the ladies from the Roseland Visitors Centre on board our NEW Trelissick Ferry for a trip out on the river...
What perfect timing this June was for the launch of the new Fal River ferry service direct from St Mawes to Trelissick. Suzanne had just joined the team at the Roseland Visitor Centre as our marketing assistant; some market research on the ferries with RVC manager Caroline was the perfect first task and a trip on the new service had the makings of a grand day out. The weather on our chosen day was glorious and the sea was calm (a great relief to one of us, who really isn't a water person)!
We boarded the ferry for Trelissick just before 10.30 and departed right on time. The journey out of St Mawes Harbour, past the village and the Castle, afforded us with excellent views, giving a whole different perspective to being in the village itself. The crew kept up a cracking commentary along the way, both factual and humorous, and their little terrier dog stood guard at the entrance to the wheel house for the entire trip.
The journey to Trelissick took 40 minutes and we arrived at the same time as the Enterprise Boat heading from Falmouth to Truro.....perfect timing for anyone wishing to switch boat and carry on up the Fal. We, however, disembarked and headed into Trelissick Gardens where we had plenty of time to chat to the staff, enjoy the grounds, have lunch and wander back in time to catch the 13.45 back to St Mawes. We both said that next time we'd take our dogs, welcome on the ferry, and do the beautiful north and south woodland walks (dogs aren't allowed in the formal gardens but they get hundreds of acres of woodland and a beach to enjoy instead).
Our day out reminded us that we don't get out enough (and we even had an hour left to catch up on the work we hadn't been there to do whilst "out enjoying ourselves" as our volunteers were quick to remind us on our return)! When you live somewhere there is a tendency to overlook what is on your doorstep and we'd both thoroughly recommend this trip to our locals and visitors alike!
Thank you Fal River. We'll be telling our visitors all about the trip to Trelissick and encouraging them to leave the car behind for at least one day.
Visiting St Mawes or The Roseland Peninsula? Make sure you pop in to Roseland Visitor Centre situated in St Mawes in the Main Car Park. Caroline, Suzanne and their team of friendly volunteers are always happy to help…
Tel: 01326 270440