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Daphne du Maurier’s Honeymoon destination – Frenchman’s Creek

By July 15, 2017Kayaking News

Frenchman’s Creek is a tranquil ancient oak lined creek off the Helford River.

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Kayaking along the tranquil ancient oak lined Frenchman’s Creek, Helford River, Cornwall

Cornwall was a popular holiday destination for the du Maurier family, they bought a house in Fowey in 1926.

In 1932 Daphne du Maurier married Major ‘Boy’ Browning in the tiny chapel of St Wyllow and spent her honeymoon aboard a motor cruiser on Frenchman’s Creek. Perhaps mooring up on Wytham Quay along the secluded creek.

Wytham Quay, Frenchman’s Creek, Helford River, Cornwall

The ‘Iron Duke’ was owned by Percy ‘Powder’ Thurburn who, like Daphne Du Maurier and her heroine, escaped his London society life.

The Iron Duke, Frenchmans Creek, Helford River, Cornwall

The Helford with it’s sailing boats, history and wildlife makes it such a romantic spot, you can see why Tommy & Daphne honeymooned here!

To book your Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure simply click here to find out availability.

Gift Vouchers available too, valid for 12 months – the perfect memorable wedding gift. Gift vouchers are also valid for our North Coast Kayak Adventures too kayaking along the St Agnes Coastline, Poldark Country!

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