ANOTHER TRIP TO ABERYSTWYTH, THE MAGNET OF CARDIGAN BAY
Another trip to Aberystwyth. A couple of boats arrived Aberystwyth via Barmouth but all meeting to enjoy a social together before returning.
There is always something to do in Aberystwyth including a 'Sing Along' with a brass band.
BBQ on Quarry Beach August Bank Holiday Saturday.
You have to take advantage of the tides and weather to organise a BBQ on the Beach.
Thanks to Nan & Paul being proactive in organising the Bank Holiday Saturday BBQ.
People arrived by boats, one couple by car, to enjoy the whole experience. There is something quite special coming by sea. Hey! this is called 'adventure'. When you arrive and have forgotten something on the boat it is quite an upheaval, but amazingly you get by by sharing. Good harmless fun.
MCCONNELL CRUISE to IOM
A long haul cruise to the IOM as the weather wasn't playing ball, as usual. But once arrived at Peel this was time to relax and explore the Island.
Hiring a car was on the agenda to enable total exploration of the Island. Covering Peel, Douglas, Laxey, beautiful Castletown and Charles getting the chance to eat a mouthwatering licquore and black currant Manx Ice Cream. When you cruise this far you deserve treats.
Good timing for the Classic Motorbike Racing a great place to be whether a motorbike enthusiast or not, these bikes are a pleasing sight.
Another cruise off the 'bucket list'.
GREYSTONES / HOWTH REVISIT August 2017
A re-visit to Greystones, a lot of development. The new showers, laundrette, and a 1st floor restaurant overlooking the harbour well on the way. What a change in a couple of months. We knew we had to leave by the weekend as there was a 150 Racing Boat Regatta so off to Howth which was as attractive as ever with its live street music being heard over the harbour, the Rear Commodore welcoming us personally. Very busy, we were lucky to have a berth. Found a great eatery 'The Abbey Tavern' with yet again live music entertainment. It was interesting to see the hoist working all day until after 9p.m lifting boats in and out.
A visit to Arklow, believe it or not by train this time to see the developments there, with new pontoons in the fishing dock.
We had to keep an eye on the weather for a return journey and limited on time. Flat calm sea with no wind. Faced with the sea mist welcoming us through Bardsey, spooky seeing Alba coming like a ghost through the mist which soon shifted.