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The King Harry Ferry

If you want to reach the Roseland from the West, the King Harry Ferry is the way to go. Unless it’s having a rare day off , in which case you’ve a 26 mile detour to take around the estuary. If it's an 'ansum day you can clunk on over the River Fal between Feock and Philleigh and admire the peaceful views either side. Thankfully its mechanics are no longer steam-driven and work to a steady timetable of ten minutes there, ten minutes back - the ferryman doesn't do 'dreckly'.


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Ferry Me Across The Water

‘Ferry me across the water, 
Do, boatman, do.’ 
‘If you've a penny in your purse 
I'll ferry you.’ 
‘I have a penny in my purse, 
And my eyes are blue; 
So ferry me across the water, 
Do, boatman, do.’ 
‘Step into my ferry-boat, 
Be they black or blue, 
And for the penny in your purse 
I'll ferry you.’ 

Christina Georgina Rossetti (d.1894)

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