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Old 01 October 2003, 09:11   #1
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New Year Cruise

Hi Chaps,

I'm spending the New Year in Abersoch N.W and would like to canvas opinion on the actual feasibility of getting a few like minded Ribsters together between Christmas and the New Year.

I say actual feasibility because we all know come the time we'll be somewhat stuffed with food and inebriated from the over indulgence of the wet stuff.

Regardless, I will be on the water sometime between Sat 27th and Tue 30th of December.

I recall the same time last year afforded a sea like glass and crystal blue skies.

I propose Sunday the 28th December. Launch at Pwhelli Marina around 10:00 with lunch at Barmouth, on to Aberyswerth and home via St Tudwalls Islands and Abersoch.

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Old 01 October 2003, 12:32   #2
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Re: New Year Cruise

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I will be on the water sometime between Sat 27th and Tue 30th of December.

Yeah, right! I think what you really mean is 'on the Bailey's', don't you Graeme?
I'm normally in Anglesey for that week so I'll definitely be joining you.
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Old 05 October 2003, 13:36   #3
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I certainly hope to be there, depending on cover at work I'll be in Wales with the family at Christmas untill the New Year. Son Sean is looking forward to another trip out at Abersoch.

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Old 05 October 2003, 13:39   #4
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I hope Ian will come and join us on our boat if he hasn't got one by then.
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Cheers John, might take you up on that as the new one isn't due until March/April 04.
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Old 05 October 2003, 18:12   #6
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Re: New Year Cruise

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...on to Aberyswerth...
That some poor effort at spelling Aberystwyth? If it is, call in at the marina and I'll meet you there.
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Old 01 November 2003, 13:42   #7
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ok, quite a while since last post in this thread I know, but you lot now have me interested in this cruise

I don't think I'm likely to drive the boat all the way up from Milford to Pwllheli since that's a one way trip of approx 100 miles according to the gps, and right on my cruising distance limit with current tank/fuel setup. This leaves the trailing option, so before I say a definate 'yes' to joining up I need to ask the locals a few q's

I assume Pwllheli marina has a boatyard that I can leave the boat in for a couple of nights, and is safe there? - MeMe, you mention launching at Pwllheli marina, is that slip good?... just checked boatlaunch now, and it says it's nice and concrete.
The other thing is accomodation.... any ideas on where to stay locally? - approx costs etc.. would be good

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Old 01 November 2003, 13:47   #8
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what I'm completely missing out here is Aberystwyth marina, which is far closer to me - if I launched here, would rv with the cruise in NW then, or even stay in Pwllheli marina the night with the boat after travelling up from aber the previous day or something.
I'm open to thoughts at this stage

narked, if I do this, you'd be more than welcome to come.

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Alex, Pwllheli slip is good at all states. Boat storage seems to be available on a daily/nightly basis in a local compound. Bed only or B&B are very close to the Marina as are plenty of pubs.
Aberystwyth has a fuel pontoon so you could stop off here if cruising up. At that time of year even the crossing from there to Pwllheli could be in doubt.
If you can tow, Pwllheli is safest option as depending on wind direction launching can be done on either side of the Peninsula.

Narked, you could get the train round to Pwllheli if Alex towed up. The station is close to the Marina as you know.
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Alex, if you need a crew, give me a call.
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