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Old 21 March 2016, 05:44   #1
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Round Anglesey (at night)

I always enjoy a bit of night boating, and this year plan to do some more - Has anyone ever done round Anglesey at night?
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Old 15 April 2016, 15:58   #2
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have a word with Wackywoody, he's always in the dark navigating round Anglesey
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Swellies at night..that will be interesting! Caernofan bar also interesting. i'd want a good vhf and possibly another rib to be your buddy. Nik
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A clear night with the moon out would help. Unless obviously you want to do it in complete darkness.

I've done from puffin to caernarfon at night a few times over the years in good weather and it's quite a different feel and sight with the bridges, towns and mountain backdrop. I can't imagine the run round the rest of the island is very interesting as you wouldn't see much for a lot of it. That said, it's a bit like that in the day other than pilots cove, the skerries, stacks and Moelfre IMHO.
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I just fancy this year with a perfect weather window and tide launching at dusk and having a chilled evening run with a few night exercises
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Old 16 April 2016, 09:03   #6
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I have done it of a night albeit not in one go, it is a very different ball game and you would need to be aware of temperature drops, swellies isn't a problem at night because it is well lit from the bridges, Caernarfon bar not to bad because buoys are actually easier to see in the dark because they are lit, if you are planning on doing this i'd be up for it
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The only real danger would be crossing At Holyhead if the sea cat was coming in quick, everything else is common sense
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Why the hell would we want do this in the dark. I only go boating when the sun is shining and it's short / T-shirt weather (maybe I am just a wimp). The best thing for night time is in bed with an activity or in activity of your preference.

P.S. Mr Caton there is nothing wrong with my navigation now the navman is in the bin
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To be fair, cruising at night can be very cool and a totally different experience.

I've very vivid memories of cruising back in to the straits at night through the bridges after a long day in summer. With the temperature dropping due to clear sky you often have have to wrap up, but most memorably with calm water the wake can create green light (bioluminescence) as you slowly navigate back through, looking out very keenly for markers, buoys and boats. Great times and well worth doing.
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Have you done this yet would love to join in the fun not really done much at night would be fun got all the navs and vhfs needed
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