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Old 11 September 2004, 13:58   #1
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Safety Boat in Pwllheli

Well we've just come back from a week in Pwllheli/Abersoch helping Jono G provide safety cover for the South Camarthenshire Yacht Club - what a great week. We haven't taken too many pics (too busy holding on most of the time) - but here are some we did take...

1) The competitors.........
2) Abersoch on a hot sunny day (amazing scenery - pic doesn't do it justice)
3) 'Safety 1' after towing in some of the competitors - you may recognise him...
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Old 11 September 2004, 14:02   #2
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On the Thursday night we went for a blast round the bay...

1) Jono's new Shakespeare - going fast (30kts ish)
2) Ditto, going quicker...(bit blurred - we were doing 30kts as well)
3) Bye...(35kts)
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Old 11 September 2004, 14:07   #3
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We called in at...

1) Criccieth (spot the castle)
2) En route to Portmadoc...
3) & 4) Heading into town the scenic route...
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Old 11 September 2004, 14:10   #4
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And from there - headed off to Barmouth for some fish and chips on the keyside.

However, on the way...

1) Jono starting waving and so we followed him...
2) & 3) The Dolphin that was circling a school of mackeral and snacking on them at leisure (although you can't see the mackeral in the pics)...
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From then on it was a bit dark for photos - and the night run back to Abersoch was excellent - even the sudden appearance of a lobster pot didn't spoil things (although it's interesting to note that the simultaneous shouting/screaming of the driver and navigator has EXACTLY the same effect on the crew as "lobster-pot approaching, I'm going to maneouvre to avoid it..." in true communicate-with-your-crew PB2 style...i.e. they both held on tight!!).

Thanks to those who were around last week - 32 hours on our new boat - loads of experience and advice - and to Dave Manning for showing us Bardsey Sound and for fixing the errant rollers on our trailer!!

Dylan & Nicky...
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Sounds like it was a great experience. Thanks for sharing your photos - they give a real taste of what it was like.
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And from there - headed off to Barmouth for some fish and chips on the keyside.
Barmouth and Fairbourne used to be my old stomping ground for a few years.
How long did it take you back to Abersoch by boat?
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Old 11 September 2004, 16:07   #8
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'Safety 1' after towing in some of the competitors - you may recognise him...
Did he claim salvage on them?
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Superb photos, thank you for taking the time to share them with us.

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Thanks for a great weeks guys, really enjoyed your company and your help with the darts.

Great pics of the schools new shakespeare, sorry i didn't get any pics of your new boat.

See you up in your neck of the woods next time.
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