Originally Posted by Clamchowder
HW at Menai Bridge is supposed to be 11:18 which puts Slack water at 10-ish doesn't it.
Just for Info
Tidal Predictions Sunday 26th
Llanddwyn- effectively Caernarfon Bar
Trwyn Du- effectively 'Puffin'
LW 18. 56
The Swellies is 'The Swellies' and stays much the same so just follow the marks to pass throiugh
Caernarfon Bar is a diffent kettle of fish and changes
C1 and C2 recently went 'off station' and C3 recently just 'went off'!
Caernarfon Harbour Trust have now re- postioned C1 an 2 an put C3 back too
Check out their web site
The Bar is best left to three hours either side of HW until you get to know it
The Swellies can be passed through at any state of the tide in a Planing hull
Here's a good rule of thumb
On Springs HW is about midday ish
On Neaps 'tea time' ish like 18.00 hours
So if HW Menai/ Dinorwic is 12.18 Sunday you deffo know it's Springs and at 18.56 there will be lots of 'sticky out' bits in the Swellies
Good time to stand on Menai Bridge and gaze at the size of Swellie Rock, worth getting a camera out!
Today, taking a bunch of schoolkids out (lookin fer Puffins)
Sat/Sun a bunch of Adults(lookin to stop em sinkin!!)
Monday, a Bod's 45 footer (lookin to empty his drinks cabinet after)
Tuesday on one of the RIBS (To familierise a Bod ref the Swellies etc)
Clammy, been muckin about the place for 30 odd years and it's stil l'Awesome' as our Colonial friends would say!
Noticve how HW/LW is almost an hour and a half different between 'The Bar' and 'Puffin' and even Dinorwic and Menai Bridge it varies about 3/4 of an hour sometimes and it's only a couple of miles as the Crow flies but then again Crows don't need to know that!
Oh! and remeber to add the Hour for U.T.C (was B.S.T) cos some tide table predictions don' do that fer yer!
Weather looks like it might be OK
Enjoy it M8