Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Day 64

Day 64  (8/7/13)  Holyhead to Pwllheli  (56/1351nm)
Depart 1045, Arrive 1930.
Wind NW F2 to F4.  Hazy sun. Motored and sailed last 3 hours – a perfect evenings sail.
Millpond sea until 1600. Very warm 24oC.  Fridge beginning to fail due to slow refrigerant leak. Managed to find an Aircon engineer in Pwllheli for a regas tomorrow – the power of Yellow Pages and a good internet connection whilst on the move.  Walked into town – not very exciting.
Day 65  (9/7/13)  Pwllheli Marina
Very hot today 26oC.  Nick from Appliance Services arrives to regas the fridge.  All is now working well.  In the evening I met Doug and Joy, friends of Neil and Sally Rice for supper at the Ship Inn plus a couple of pints of excellent Haworth ‘Rascal’.  This was followed by a tour of the beautiful Penrhyn Hills and a nightcap at their superbly situated house overlooking Pwllheli and the mountains beyond.  Doug, well known in lighting circles for his magic lantern shows, is also an accomplished sax player (blues, jazz, rock and classic) played us a few tunes from his collection of nine instruments.  He even plays to the cows - they are apparently deeply attracted by the bull like low notes of his baritone sax – a sight to see next time!  Thanks to you both for a great evening. Off to Aberystwyth tomorrow where Neil Rice will be joining the boat for a few days.

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