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Skippers' Blog | The Best Job in the World

From 10 June 2013

Everyone's getting back on the water...

Our Skippers will be blogging throughout the season, giving you an insight into the day to day life of the Cornwall Ferries fleet. The following is from Place Ferry Skipper, Simon Hammond.

June 7

The best job in the world 

It is good to see May Queen back on the water after her winter refit. The Tresanton crew for Pinuccia are in the blue rib awaiting customers. This makes St Mawes a busy foot passenger ferry port now and for the rest of the summer. Place ferry has had a very busy half term period and now the passenger numbers have steadied.  Beautiful weather continues and as the holiday makers continue to enjoy the countryside, walks and the food, the locals work on to ensure the safety of the moorings for the sailing boats now filling the bay.  Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings are St Mawes sailing club race nights and the racing route is on display on the Sailing Club verandah.

These two swans are regular features of the St Mawes harbour wild life.  They approach the Place Ferry looking for snacks from the passengers, which they regularly receive.

Simon Hammond