Last weekend after a 5 hour tow I did a bit of explooring around Anglesey. A beautiful day with fantastic scenery. Thanks to Dean Watson for showing me round and through the Swellies (friend of BOBOA member Andy Micklewright, thanks Andy, Dean was invaluable, the local knowledge was invaluable as the Swellies are interesting at low tide...)
Courtesy flag now flying ready for the next adventure around Anglesey
Dougie Crocket has anounced the dates for next years Highlands and islands cruise.
3rd May 2014 until about 8th May based at Dunstaffnage Marina, Oban.
Most crews will stay at the Wide Mouth Frog.
High water at Oban 10:30hrs BST approx on the 3rd of May for those needing to launch.
4th May will be the first official day of the cruise, although a few of us may be out on the Saturday.
Meet in the Frog bar at 10:00 on the 4th for first official first full day cruise.
Here are a few links to some previous years:
Oban cruise 2012 - 29 April to 5 May
May 2011 cruise kyleakin skye
clyde cruise from 20th 28th may 2009
Stopped overnight here In St Cast the old town is delightful and a short walk round the bay from the marina I'm going to organize a cruise here next year We are now in St Helier going to Cherbourg tomorrow And home to Lymington on Sunday Chris & Helen
Whilst some BIBOA members were heading off around Ireland, the boys on Seahound, Mystic Dragon and Bourne Runner headed South for warmth in the Isles of Scilly and La Belle France. Here they are taking a lunch stop in Mont St Michel; are those pints of Calvados !? The (edited) highlights will be posted here when they return, they were due back in early August but apparently that's now looking a bit optimistic...
The cruise will start on Friday 26th July and end Sunday 4th August
At this moment in time we have three boats signed up
Seahound V with Chris Strickland, Jan Falkowski and Julian Lyas; Mystic Dragon with Bob Turnbull, Paul Beaurain and John Adlard Bourne Runner with David Dodd and Karen
The first leg will be Lymington to Falmouth for the first night; the second leg will be Falmouth to The Isles of Scilly for Saturday & Sunday nights, then on to Brest and La Rochelle / Bordeaux and returning via St Malo and the Channel Islands
We will keep you all updated on our trip ... or maybe on our return!