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Old 11 July 2017, 10:48   #1
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Anglesey and Bardsey

took advantage of a reasonable forecast last weekend, launched and recovered the SR4 both days at Ty Calch just outside Caernarfon, went round Anglesey on Saturday, met up with Jeff, Sandy & Gary on the way back just outside Menai, so we cruised back together through the Swellies, then despite a lumpy crossing over Caernarfon Bar it was a great run along the full length of The Lynn to Bardsey Island, the overfalls were in full flow across Bardsey Sound, but had a break in the anchorage, then headed back across the sound to Porth Dinllaen for a coffee break, then a last brew at Pilots Cove before crossing the Bar and back to Ty Calch, and blew a few cobwebs off "It's Enuff" Click image for larger version

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Old 11 July 2017, 11:49   #2
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Looks like you had a brilliant weekend!

Need to get the cobwebs of Beretta - Shes only had one outing this year
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Old 11 July 2017, 12:10   #3
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yeah, had a great w'end Steve, forecast looking good for tomorrow, do you want me to take Beretta out for you
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from Sth Stack and Gogarth Bay I headed across to The Skerries for a quick lunch break, then a steady run down to the old brickworks, Moelfre lifeboat station, then Puffin Island and The Menai Straits with great views of Snowdonia ...... Click image for larger version

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met up with Jeff, Sandy & Gary just outside Menai for a brew, then we headed back under the bridges and through The Swellies to Caernafon ...... Click image for larger version

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some of Jeff's pics of me .........Click image for larger version

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Sunday morning dawned grey and damp, so after waiting for the weather to improve a bit I set off across a very lumpy Caernarfon Bar, fortunately once past the fairway buoy the sea was near enough flat calm, so I set a course for the hills at the far end of the Llyn, around 20nm away. when I reached the small island of Maen Mellit the overfalls were getting stronger so I headed inshore where it was a but flatter and carried on under the impressive sea cliffs towering above. at the end of the Llyn I headed across Bardsey Sound with mounting overfalls, on reaching Bardsey I headed round to the anchorage for a brew and something to eat, watching the seals sunbathing ........Click image for larger version

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carrying on round past Bardsey and the lighthouse, I headed back across the Sound which was much calmer now, then set a course for Porth Dinllaen, around 15nm, where I stopped for a coffee break, Ty Coch is supposedly one of the best 10 beach bars in the world, nice pint but not today .............Click image for larger version

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from Porth Dinllaen I headed over to look at the sea caves, but the tide was a bit low to go exploring, so I set course for Pilots Cove, around 10nm .........Click image for larger version

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last cup of coffee sitting in the sunshine at Pilots Cove, the view along The Llyn to Bardsey around 26nm away and just out of sight, but not a bad view of Snowdonia, then back across the Bar to Ty Calch ...... Click image for larger version

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distances for each day approx 70nm around Anglesey, 65nm for the Bardsey trip, guessing around 30litres of fuel for each day, the SR4 is a brilliant rib and the Honda 50 is whisper quiet and not bad on fuel either
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Top pics Chris and a nice write up you do nothing but make me jealous glad ur enjoying the weather
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Looks like you had a couple of great days out chris, I love the run down to bardsey.
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thanks Neil, had a great couple of days, forecast is looking good for tomorrow
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yeah, great run down Mike, ''twas a good swell crossing to Bardsey, nearly spilt me coffee
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Great pics a great trip by the looks Chris and the SR4 looks top notch
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thanks Jeff, yeah enjoyed both days, Bardsey is a long haul but worth the effort for the scenery, the pics don't do it justice, really pleased with the SR4, it's 3 years since it was launched, think it's just about right now
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Chris, great pics as usual. Sounds like you all had a great time, Phil and Jane.
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Nice write up Chris. Where are the sea caves?
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thanks Dave, there's a good selection that you get a rib into around Sth Stack, in
Abraham's Bosum and Gogarth Bay, there's a very narrow one, SR4 just fits in, near Llithaen and then there's some bigger ones around Aberdaron, but I've not explored those yet ...........
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