Out on the water

Out on the water

It seems odd being this close to the sea and not having a way to enjoy it. Llanfairfechan even has a slipway just 100 metres from The Towers. So Lance took the plunge and took his RYA power boat level 2 course with Seawake in Conwy Marina (http://www.seawakepowerboattraining.co.uk ) it was great fun. This is usually a 2 day course but with just Lance on the course , we got it all completed in a day. After a couple of hours of classroom theory, the rest of the day was spent out on the boat, it was an amazing day!
Having navigated out of the Conwy estuary, we headed over top the slipway at Llanfairfechan and then across to the Menai straits and under both bridges. We found some useful mooring points too. Then we came back up the straits to Puffin Island to watch the seals on the north side. We came back to the estuary navigation lights and on into the harbour for lunch. In the afternoon it was all about close quarter manoeuvring, learning how to park the boat without upsetting other boat owners! We had a final trip out, up the Conwy against the tide, it is unbelievably powerful!! Once we were under the bridge it was full power to Glan Conwy.
This was a birthday present from my wife, it was such a fabulous day.

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