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Old 08-01-2012, 04:31   #16
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Hi John,
Matilda looks like a really nice boat for what you are doing. I am just reading a book on a couple who venture throught the canal system in their yacht and they seem to be having a jolly time site seeing as well as sailing. The only thing is once you have had an actual sailing boat, any other boat may seem a little tame in comparisone.. YOU carn't beat the sound of the sea and wind in your sails once the engine has been turned off... golly carn't wait to have the boat back in the water. Why not come and have a sail with us In bonny Scotland, weather can be a little hit n miss but the cruising ground is great, that way you can have the best of both worlds.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:16   #17
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Have a good, safe sail and keep warm
Thanks Minnie, left Liverpool Friday morning with a forecast of W'ly 5 to 6, with an outlook of W'ly 5 to 6, occ 7.so it was going to be a beat all the way, and a nice run for the return trip.
By mid afternoon it was force 8, and in the evening it was gusting 9. So it was a bouncy trip, and a challenging arrival at Deganwy.
Following morning it was just not safe to get out of the marina with the wind. By now the met office had caught up with right weather, and was indicating that the wind should ease later. Eventually made it out of Deganwy Saturday night, again it challenge to back out of the marina and half way across the river in 25 kts of wind, before getting enough room to turn and head out.
Pleasent trip back to Liverpool, had to reduce sail to a minimum to avoid arriving too early for the lock.
And it was pretty cold, but really enjoyed it.
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Hi John,
Matilda looks like a really nice boat for what you are doing. I am just reading a book on a couple who venture throught the canal system in their yacht and they seem to be having a jolly time site seeing as well as sailing. The only thing is once you have had an actual sailing boat, any other boat may seem a little tame in comparisone.. YOU carn't beat the sound of the sea and wind in your sails once the engine has been turned off... golly carn't wait to have the boat back in the water. Why not come and have a sail with us In bonny Scotland, weather can be a little hit n miss but the cruising ground is great, that way you can have the best of both worlds.
Thanks Minnie,
We got tempted onto inland waters by new Grandkids and reading 'The Unlikely Yoyage of the Jack de Crow' - a hilarious tale about a treacher who sailed, rowed and sometimes dragged a Mirror Dinghy from Oxford to Romania!
Really appreciate your offer of a sail in Scotland but we've a new little Scow we've got to find time to trim up to race this summer, plus a few other things on the go...... all of which sadly preclude us from visiting Gods country for a while.
But you can be sure, if we're ever up your way we'll give you a shout.
Are you east or west coast?
You be sure to pm us if you are ever close by the sunny Solent.
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