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Episode 5: Exploring Cornwall’s Historic Coastline

In John’s final episode on Cornwall’s coastal heritage he reveals his favourite secret spots along the Cornish coastline. John’s favourite spots all feel slightly off the beaten track,

Episode 4: Exploring Cornwall’s Historic Coastline

See Cornish rivers from a local boat owner’s perspective as John visits many of the easily explorable rivers from the Tamar in the east on the Devon border,

Episode 3: Exploring Cornwall’s Historic Coastline

Cornwall’s long expanse of rocky, virtually uninhabited coast made it ideal for smuggling. Tea, brandy, gin, rum and tobacco where all smuggled ashore to avoid the customs men

Episode 2: Exploring Cornwall’s Historic Coastline

Cornwall’s coast is a mecca for cruising – rugged granite cliffs, awesome anchorages, history, culture, beaches and more – and hopefully good weather too! Boating enthusiast and award-winning filmmaker

Episode 1: Exploring Cornwall’s Historic Coastline

When thinking of Cornish harbours – most people will think of whitewashed, pretty fishing villages clinging to cliff-edged coves.... and it’s true – every cove and creek along

More discoveries on Britain’s treasure islands

In the second part of Britain’s Own Treasure Islands John Boyle turns his attention to the smaller inhabited Scilly Isles. Starting with St. Agnes, joined to Gugh by

Cross Channel Adventure to: Treguier via scenic river approaches

This Haven Knox-Johnston Cross Channel Adventure sees John and his team reach Treguier, navigating along the River. 9 miles of attractive river leads to the pontoons of Treguier, a beautiful

Cross Channel Adventure to: Roscoff and Morlaix

In this Haven Knox-Johnston Cross Channel Adventure, John and his team visit Roscoff, known for its picturesque architecture and also as the car ferry port and the departure point for

Cross Channel Adventure to: Lezadrieux and the surrounding villages of Paimpol and Pontrieux

In this Haven Knox-Johnston Cross Channel Adventure, Cecienne explores the Riviere de Trieux, a river that runs deep into the Brittany countryside and provides a delightful cruising ground for yachtsman