Rib Cruise and Dining in Style.
The day began with complementary tea and coffee at Pink Palace, Port Dinorwic. Richard Williams and the group had a chat, discussed charts and passage plan making through The Swellies.
Now kitted out as if we were going to cross the Atlantic, a couple in illuminous gear to ensure that 'if there was a man overboard situation' they would definitely be seen, (even from Space )!!!
This led us to a gripping, excilerating Rib ride on the Straights to investigate the hazards that we most certainly need to respect. Richard Williams was very informative and our knowledge was definitely extended. A very pleasurable experience and although the rain pelted us like 'sand blast' -hey! this added to the fun and we 'could take it.' However, I regretted making comment about Jo's glasses saying that they 'made her look like an alien '- but she was on this occasion -'the wise guy', as NEXT TIME I will also have some. We also learnt that Steve, Mr P, has good catching skills when Carol decided to throw him the camera from one end of the pontoon to the next- a sigh of relief, by all, when Steve made the magnificent catch, so we do have pics to share, thank goodness.
As we now had a couple of hours to wait for 'low water' , a bit of warmth, dry clothes was called for and comfy chairs with a welcoming drink.
When the time was right, we visited the Menai Straights by car and stopped where we could see the hazards looming out of the water. This encapsulated the whole experience in your mind.
We were all now ravenous. Garddfon Bistro was as inviting as ever. An outstanding meal, fun and laughter in good company. It was a pleasure to have with us friends from Port Dinorwic also dining and discussing co cruising next year.
Before calling it a day, 'a night cap' at our Sailing Club to 'wrap up' a Great Day.