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Happy sailing,

Paul Fay

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Going South

We anchored on the South of the Isle of man for a night before sailing to the Menai Straight. This narrow strip of water runs through the NW tip of Wales and needs careful timing to pass through the very rocky narrows at high tide. Ti Gitu has been through before and we anchored overnight at each end before and after passing through. Spectacular scenery.
Then it was into Caernarfon marina where Ti Gitu stayed for two weeks while Paul went and helped a friend with his yacht.
Caernarfon is a great town with the castle and most of the town walls still standing. The marina is great with really helpful staff and the stay was enjoyed.
After two weeks we headed off South again hopping down to Milford Haven. We stopped on the free pontoon in Dale for a few days before crossing to St Ives in Cornwall.
It was the roughest trip of the year. A delivery skipper who made the crossing at the same time as us was sea sick for the first time in 35 years. Arriving at St Ives at low water and midnight we had to anchor off and rolled like crazy for the next 6 hours before entering the harbour.
The harbour master found us a good mooring and Ti Gitu dried out on the hard sand each morning and floated again each afternoon. This gave us time to walk ashore to look round the very 'picture squeaky' town which is alive with art shops. Mo's thing not mine!!

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