28 June 2021 - blue Oyster punt found

A blue Oyster punt, about 15 ft long, has drifted from the Devoran/Penpol direction on to Restronguet Quay. Thanks to kind Boatwatch members it has been secured and is now in the Crownick Woods yacht basin, also known as Restronguet yacht basin.

If it is yours, please get in touch with Boatwatch on 07801 903358.


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Has anyone seen this sit-on Ocean Kayak which is missing from Devoran Quay?  It is predominantly yellow/orange in colour merging into red.

If you think you may have seen it or you have seen someone take it please contact Boatwatch by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile: 07801 903358.

The Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 and 2021

The Restronguet Creek Society committee extends warmest good wishes to you all and hope that this finds you well.

For those of us who live in and around Restronguet Creek we are fortunate that we have been able to find solace and comfort in nature throughout lockdown. We can enjoy the coming and going of the tides, the wonderful views and walks alongside the creek or we can venture further afield using the extensive network of footpaths and bridleways that zig zag the landscape. We can even take to the water.

We must all look after our health and wellbeing during this difficult time. As the pandemic continues - and we observe the restrictions it imposes on us - we can count our blessings that we live in such a place and can make the most of time spent connecting with nature.

The over-riding aim of the Creek Society is to protect and enhance what we have here - and that is what we will continue to do, for everyone.  Stay safe.


2020 was ushered in by a succession of six named storms that made landfall in the UK.

The first took form as Atiyah on December 6, 2019, and was followed by Storm Brendan on January 11, 2020. Three others erupted in the following month as Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, which made landfall on February 5, 11 and 27 respectively.

This gave rise to a number of incidents for Boatwatch with watchers reporting, amongst other sightings, a sunken boat near Restronguet Point; tackle shearing, rendering craft becoming untethered and one such incident involved myself and a neighbour going across to Halwyn and securing a loose boat.

Regrettably, the C-19 pandemic manifested itself and England went into the first lockdown on 23 March which meant that all forms of water sports were not permitted. From 13 May it was permissible to get on the creek again and, as a consequence, new boats appeared. Regrettably I have been contacted on more than one occasion regarding loose craft which can only mean that unless there is a mischievous water nymph - moorings, lines and anchors are not being satisfactorily employed.

Truro harbour office, Martin Watson of Watson’s quay and Falmouth coastguard, upon being contacted about any incident, have been both hugely helpful and proactive.

I would strongly urge all individuals, who are amongst the boating fraternity, to join Restronguet Creek Society and Boatwatch and, to encourage nonmembers, on adjacent moorings, to register.

Knowledge is powerful and without it incidents cannot be resolved. Once a message is relayed concerning a boating issue, Boatwatch springs into action and a resolution achieved.

To reiterate, please, please urge everyone you know who sails and whose vessel is in our creek to take up Boatwatch membership.

Ali Rowe
07801 903 358

“Source” exhibition - Two rivers, one creek

The forthcoming “Source” exhibition which was featured in the 2020 newsletter
has now been postponed until the weekend of 16th & 17th October 2021, due to the uncertainty and possible restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Source project is a collaboration of eight artists who live by and love Restronguet Creek. Each artist is inspired by the creek and its two rivers - the Kennall and the Carnon river. Watch this space for more information.


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