Reading this really makes me realise how lucky we are. Yesterday's outing took no more than two hours from hauling the boat out of the barn to putting it away all rinsed and tidy. Driving time to the water about 10 mins
The Menai Straits is a great place to try out a new toy. Legally sea, so no grief, lots of slipways to choose from and sheltered in almost any conditions. OK there is the tide, but that can be your free recovery service with a bit of planning. Probably too far though.