Aberystwyth Impromptu Cruise
Early start to be welcomed by wall to wall sunshine, flat seas and periodically beautiful sailing, especially after going through the East Passage. Lovely to see the dolphins accompanying us on the journey. Who needs to be in the Med on days like this. The yacht sailors were joined by R+B - usually using Park and Launch at Pwllheli. R + B were averaging above 20knts or so, so they didn't need to start as early as the sailing boats but we all met up at the destination. This is what Cruising is all about.
There was a nice breeze on Saturday, Bohdan, Elin, from French Maid (Pwllheli) now at University and Dan came out for a sail in Cardigan Bay with us. Also accompanied by Stephen, who is wheelchair bound. Although having been on a Tall Ship, this was his first experience of sailing on a modest sailing boat. He was totally exhilarated by the experience. It's great when sailing can be made accessible to ALL.
Our return journey, on a mirror like sea, was just pure enjoyment. As soon as a breath of air was evident the sails went up. A great sail back to Pwllheli.
Pererin and Enfys also went to visit Porthmadog, they were made very welcomed and had a most enjoyable few days. Enjoying a leisurely sail across Tremadog Bay in brilliant sunshine. They meandered up the Glaslyn Estuary under clear blue sky admiring the stunning beauty of the coastline and beaches against the backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains to arrive at the club pontoons. They were greeted at the pontoons by the club’s bosun, whose assistance in tying up was greatly appreciated. The welcome extended to them by the Madoc Yacht Club was as warm and enthusiastic as ever and the evening meal at the Thai Harbwr Restaurant was excellent.