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Old 16 February 2012, 08:36   #1
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Awesome Day off Conwy & Anglesey

Some friends and I had an exhilarating day out on North Wales coast Tuesday taking a route from Conwy over to Holyhead...

There was plenty of chop and generally it was dry, although very cold and as the day progressed the seas steadily got rougher … , so much so that we ran out of time to make Holyhead getting as far as Cameas Bay before making a judgement call on time and conditions to turn back ..

http://youtu.be/QloW8HRN7V0

There were some big swells and areas of confused seas that made it more challenging but fun though on the return leg heavy following seas certainly concentrated your thoughts ..
Maverick handled superbly and this was the first time I was out in failing light so had to navigate off the GPS – itself quite a buzz in choppy water, although after nearly 6 hours out I am definitely feeling my age today ! The video camera dropped but you can see the benefit of the suspension seats before I righted it .. needless to say as the beers flowed that night we had ‘survived’ a typhoon and ridden 50ft waves !!
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Old 16 February 2012, 08:52   #2
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What a great video, even better when the cam slips down to show the suspenssion seats working overtime.

End of video: Point Lynas Lighthouse?? The seas are often very bad here, It did look nasty.

If it’s anything like that for the ribnet cruise I wont be going.

By the way, looks like some lizards hitched a ride on your bobhats.
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Some friends and I had an exhilarating day out on North Wales coast Tuesday taking a route from Conwy over to Holyhead...

There was plenty of chop and generally it was dry, although very cold and as the day progressed the seas steadily got rougher … , so much so that we ran out of time to make Holyhead getting as far as Cameas Bay before making a judgement call on time and conditions to turn back ..

http://youtu.be/QloW8HRN7V0

There were some big swells and areas of confused seas that made it more challenging but fun though on the return leg heavy following seas certainly concentrated your thoughts ..
Maverick handled superbly and this was the first time I was out in failing light so had to navigate off the GPS – itself quite a buzz in choppy water, although after nearly 6 hours out I am definitely feeling my age today ! The video camera dropped but you can see the benefit of the suspension seats before I righted it .. needless to say as the beers flowed that night we had ‘survived’ a typhoon and ridden 50ft waves !!
Oooh I hope it is not as choppy when we go
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Great video looks like you had a great day out that's one fantastic Rib you have look forward to meeting you out later in the year
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always good to see a rib being used in heavy seas - THATS WHAT THEY ARE BUILT FOR! - and the reason why 90% of the boats on anglesey are ribs!
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that was my favourite bit!
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Looking as good in the water as out mate. Speak soon.
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That Looked like good Fun!...'Ulmans' earnt thier corn too....well some of it!
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