Instead I headed over to nearby Charlestown to see the three tall ships and unspoilt village, much used in historic movies. Btw unlike colonial namesakes there is no royal connection, as it was local businessman Charles Rashleigh who built the port to support the clay mining industry.
Very pretty it was too, and had an excellent crab sandwich and visit to the shipwreck museum before heading back to Fowey.
I'm still not that happy with the photo import and blogger interface on the iPad so might have to tweak these when back with laptop.
Ok, this isn't a tall ship. I think it was the Argo in recent film of Jason and the Argonauts.
The main ship, the SV Kaskelot, has starred in a long list of tv and film productions from Hornblower to Dr Who.