Penryn was not popular with ocean going vessels as the prevailing winds often made the exit hazardous.For a secret departure it was the ideal spot to choose

Later  the land behind Pendennis point was developed as the port of Falmouth which eventually became famous as being the port from which mail to the British Empire was despatched.  The river Fal, also known as the Carrick Roads. is one of the most delightful sailing venues in Europe.

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The Treasure of Trencavel