Monthly Archive: March 2015

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Polishing and partying …

The Captain had a complaint: “When are we going to get chance to get stuff done on the boat. Why is my diary so full of other things?” His frustration was mounting – with daylight increasing every day and plans for extensive cruising already made why wasn’t there time to take Cleddau out of her winter hibernation? Then came a breakthrough,  a proposal from Cheshire Mum.  “You come up here to Macclesfield for Mother’s Day weekend,” she suggested “and you...

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Visual Gratification

Down to Pembrokeshire for a week of walks and family visits. What a glorious week. Pembrokeshire, “Little England Beyond Wales”, takes some reaching. The roads are better now, whether accessed via the M4 motorway, or via the A465, Heads of the Valleys route (much improved in recent years) or along the A40 across mid-Wales via Brecon, Llandovery and Carmarthen. You cannot be long in South Pembrokeshire without at least glimpsing sea, sand and castles. On a first afternoon Monty, the...