Up at 3.30am on Sunday and away an hour later after several cups of sweet tea! A beautiful, clear dawn took the sting out of the early start as we hugged the shore to avoid the last of the foul tide. Bardsey Island on our port side slipped past in the half light and once around the headlland we were swept along with the flood tide across Caerarfon Bay.
Great welcome and hospitality (thank you North Wales OGA) and evening entertainment in the Yacht Club (in the form of an excellent local band called the Silverbacks!) finished off a long but fantastic day.
Bank Holiday Monday is admin day - fuel, gaz, water, shopping and laundry - just as well in foul weather. Invited to supper on board Annabel J - roast pork with all the trimmings and plum crumble with custard makes Capraia's fair seem very modest. Tonight's entertainment is provided by the Old Gaffers with an eclectic mix of song and instruments which included Beetle songs, sea shanties and sing along camp fire songs. Can it get any better?
The fleet heads for Dublin tomorrow but Capraia has a starter motor problem and we are awaiting news from the engineer. I didn't realise that getting out of Wales would be this difficult!