Porthdinllaen Cruise organised by Mark and Jo, Aquaplane.
Following our pre- cruise meeting, some took the first option which was an early start, and others took their preferred option of a later start OR timed their start to suit their own personal choice.
Our journeys varied but all eight boats arrived safely to welcoming sunshine.
A rendezvous of rafting tenders on the beach to socialise upon arrival was unique and very enjoyable.Ty Coch with their afternoon and evening music added to the atmosphere and their BBQ was also mouth watering. The beach with the hustle and bustle of all ages enjoying themselves was a wonderful sight.
The return journey was an exciting one from menacing waves and excillerating sailing to a pretty choppy sea at times and the lobster pots seemed to have multiplied over night. When arriving at St. Tudwals Islands, the wind disappeared with flat sea's which gave a calming end to a great Cruise.
It was wonderful to see the first organiser of the Cruising, Alan (Tina Maria) still participating so many years later also Brian (Supertramp) who has been active in organising Cruises for over 13 years as well as new volunteers that have recently joined the Cruising section ALL socialising on the 'Tender Raft Up' on the beach. A moment to remember.
The last three cruises have involved different destinations, close and further afield, with different participants, but the common factor is : Wherever we are, motor or sail, we have a Cruise in company and certainly have an enjoyable time at our destinations socialising with a Cruising Club atmosphere discussing our adventures on the water.