Day 51 Onward to Wales 24/07/16

My brother, Ant, joined Dan and I for leg 8. 

It was 1500 before we could leave to catch the ebb tide leaving the Mersey. We gybed our way down river past the famous Liverpool landmarks one last time.

Out to sea, yet again the wind was coming from where we wanted to go so we tacked our way through the growing number of offshore wind farms as we inched our way to Wales. 

We arrived at Puffin island, the gateway to the Menai Straits just in time before the tide turned. By 0530 we were safely secured to a mooring at Beaumaris. Ant had survived his first day sailing. Little did he realise it would be an overnight 15 hour challenging voyage. His sense of humour and adventure was exemplary.  

Well done Ant. 


Author: stevepointon

I'm sailing around the UK with family and friends onboard our yacht, Tikka, to raise awareness and money for " Action for Children "

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