Starting May 2009 sailing from North Wales and beyond . . .
July 01, 2011: After a 10-day stay in Almerimar, waiting for favourable wind and weather, Cartagena was the next planned destination. Leaving at 7:00 on Friday 10th June we rounded Cabo de Gata, turning northwards in pleasant conditions. As we were not in a hurry, by lunchtime we opted to stay in the anchorage of Puerto Genoves where it was great just to relax onboard in the sunshine and swim in c... » read more35 posts (15156 words) 367 photos 39 comments
Jan and John Lomas sailing Soay, Sadler 32 from Beaumaris Bay to Western Isles of Scotland for Charity; Optometry Giving Sight. Sailing July 12th to August 30th with Oscar, I...
September 28, 2009: Wednesday 12th August Rothesay, Isle of Bute to Lamlash Harbour, Isle of ArranLucky Dad paid for Mum to go on the Radar Course – we needed it! For a change Mum was desperate to leave our pontoon. She was up and at them early, tea in bed for Dad and an early morning walk for me. We left in low cloud/fog. Yesterday we could see the other side of the Loch, today it ha... » read more30 posts (5231 words) 43 photos 1 comments
Beaumaris, Anglesey to Inner and possibly Outer Hebrides (depending on weather!) from July 12th to August 30th 2009. Sailing Soay, 32ft Sadler with John, Jan and Oscar.
September 28, 2009: Thursday 27th August. PSM, IoM to Beaumaris. 63 miles. 11.5 hoursIt is quite comforting to sail with another yacht at night and keep in regular contact. Sea Lark has no radar. Their radar reflector was in the car. I was surprised by the volume of “traffic” off IoM given that some day-time crossings you seem to see nothing at all. Jan kept Se... » read more40 posts (5249 words) 16 photos 0 comments
Porthmadog/Fishguard/Milford/Padstow/ Penzance/Falmouth/Plymouth/Chichester/ Brighton/Le Havre/French Canals/ Port St Louis/Golfe Du Lion/Spain/portugal/French Italian Rivier...
June 07, 2011: Winter in Gruissan was a rewarding experience, with sun mostdays, sitting in front of the Boulanger’s in the village drinking coffee andwatching the world go by, we could forgive the strong wind blowing from the snowcapped Pyrenees. Protected from the wind by the building with a view of thevillage square, it soon became a feature of our daily routine.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “ur... » read more29 posts (27558 words) 20 photos 39 comments
pwllheli north wales to the med 2010
August 25, 2010: although we were planning to have a relaxed day today we preferred the med water than the mar menor so decided to move on to calpe.we couldn’t leave until the road brudge openend until 11am unfortunately, so although we had a long passage ahead decided we could maybe make calpe by sunset.wind was dead astern but needed to use the engine also to keep our speed up to make las... » read more100 posts (7643 words) 66 photos 3 comments