Leading Light


Guided walk from Walney to Piel
September 13, 2009, 9:24 pm
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the walk from Walney Island to Piel Island

guided walk to Piel from Snab Point (Walney Island)

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John – the ferryman
June 12, 2009, 8:01 am
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John - skipper of the Piel ferry

John - skipper of the Piel ferry

John is also a local taxi driver, and he’s the man to see if you have an enamel bath requiring restoration!



Tom
June 3, 2009, 7:50 am
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Old Tom

Old Tom, waiting to be rowed back to his boat after a Piel visit

 



the ferryman begins his day
April 26, 2009, 10:57 am
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starting the day

starting the day

Try not to panic when the ferryman arrives and picks up a tiny rowing boat which he carries down the jetty! His beetle-like shell is NOT your conveyance to Piel Island. He’s about to row out to where the real ferry is moored. ‘Enterprise 2’ – a far less alarming prospect – will be with you shortly.



Return to Roa
April 24, 2009, 12:39 pm
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the return ferry from Piel Island

the return ferry from Piel Island

The ferry leaves Roa at 11:00 each day (from Easter). No charge for the outward journey to Piel Island – but £4 to get back! (Do not be tempted to swim the kilometre of treacherous currents – just pay up.) The service may not always run on time – we waited to photograph it leaving the next day but by 11:30 no one had arrived so we gave up. Charming unpredictability?

The small ferry is called Enterprise 2 . When we travelled it was worryingly full of campers (with a huge amount of equipment and supplies) for the outward journey – I couldn’t help wondering what happened to Enterprise 1! 
I have to report that the journey was both enjoyable and completely safe.