Aberystwyth Cruise 27th 28th and 29th of May, 2014
Five Sailing boats started from Pwllheli motoring their way towards East Passage, as there was no wind. However, once through the passage the wind picked up and we all had a very pleasant sail. Motorboat 'Fidget' could be seen steaming ahead of us on the horizon having already been fishing on the Causeway. So one can guess who arrived at our destination first.
Once at Aberystwyth we partied together on 'Fidget' and later made our way to Weatherspoons. Due to the huge queue, we were starving but had pleasant company, a good chat and a late night!
On the next day, although everyone did their 'own thing', we still had 'boat to boat' hospitality.
It was great to see the two 'Merry Fishers' arriving at Aberystwyth, having travelled from Cardigan Bay. Most of Pwllheli visitors ended the evening dining at 'Casablanca,' a Morrocan Restaurant.
The return journey was kicked off with 'Fidget' informing us that they had already arrived at Pwllheli by 8.45a.m. One or two of the sailors were at that time having breakfast in town, with no great hurry.
An exceptionally calm and relaxing sail started the return journey for the sailing boats but we thought initially that we could have done with a little more wind, and even a dream of NO rain for a change. The wind did materialise though to 22 knots on the nose, Alton Towers here we come, troughs and spray. 'Bobby horsing' our way to Pwllheli, where we were welcomed back as usual by friends and cruising companions.
A good time and a great 'shakedown' for the eight boats participating in this Cruise, this hopefully kicking off our Cruising for 2014.