Canoe Operation Moves Down River
Sunday 27th May 2012
With recent good weather and the start of the boating season, many local reidents will have spotted the blue kayaks of Encounter Cornwall out and about on the river again.
Encounter Cornwall is in its seventh year of operation - the difference this year being that it is under new ownership and is based further down river.
New owner and Golant resident David Johns hopes to carry forward Damon's legacy. Regular guided canoe trips and kayak hire now operate from Golant. Many of the trips will now operate in reverse and kayak up "Wind in the Willows" creek to Lerryn, returning to Golant with the added benefit of tidal assistance both ways.
Golant is also a good starting point for exploring Penpol Creek and the upper reaches of the river as far as Lostwithiel. In addition, there is access to the River Fowey from Golant at low tide, giving the ability to paddle down to Fowey harbour "going with the flow". Full day kayak hire is now available on a daily basis.
Meanwhile, Damon is able to concentrate on further development of the walking side of the business -Encounter Walking Holidays. This has expanded greatly since 2006 and continues to do so.
Last but not least, Damon now has more time to spend with his family during the summer months and will certainly be seen enjoying the delights of the river with his children during the school holidays.
You can see further details for both Encounter Cornwall and Encounter Walking Holidays in the Local Service section of this website - for a quick link, use the button below.