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Skippers' Blog | Sailing, sun and Cycling

From 10 June 2013

All the latest from Simon Hammond, skipper of the Place ferry.

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 10

Sailing, sun and Cycling

Place ferry has enjoyed steady and sometimes brisk business from St Mawes for the past week or so.  The weather of course is particularly good, settled and very warm.  This is much appreciated by customers and skippers alike.  We now try and run two boats to support the St Mawes sailing club Sunday morning activities and this was tried last Sunday.  The sailing calendar remains a little slow but we anticipate more boat visitors as well.  

The two gentlemen in Livingstone were cycling to all four points of the United Kingdom. They hope to reach Scotland by mid July and averaging 40 miles a day.  The other interesting passengers were three ladies from Australia who had to buy their hats locally as they did not think that the sun shone in Cornwall!  Anyway one was a geologist living in Western Australia specialising in the study of volcanoes.  There are no volcanoes in Western Australia? Quite clever to make a living out of it though.