Boat tour of the Menai Straits
Tuesday 19th June
A 2 hour guided boat ride in an inflatable rib along the length of the Menai Straits, taking in the bridges, the Swellies, Puffin island and all the many places of interest on both shores. Three boats have been hired with a charge of £345/boat, seating 11 persons.
A 33 seater coach has been hired We plan to depart at 9 am, coffee break en route, maybe time in Menai Bridge, lunch in Dylan’s, boat ride at 2 pm, earlyish evening meal somewhere on the return journey, arriving back in Aberystwyth around 8.30 pm. The coach cost per person quotes based on full load is £12
Update 25 April. I am finalising the arrangements for our boat journey along the Menai Straits at this early stage as I will be away for 3 weeks shortly before the event.
The coach will depart from Park Avenue (aka Boulevard de Saint Brieuc) opposite the Police station at 9am. Will anyone who more conveniently wishes to be picked up en route north (Waun Fawr, Dolybont, Talybont…) please let me know. I anticipate we will return to Aberystwyth by c.9.00pm. The cost of the coach is £13/person.
Lunch is reserved in Dylan’s restaurant at Menai Bridge for 12.30. Due to the numbers (33) we have been asked to pre-order food and drinks from their on-line menu, https://www.dylansrestaurant.c
The evening meal, in which I assume all will wish to participate, will be around 6.30pm in the Cross Foxes, Brithdir. They have also requested us to pre-order, just the food this time, and no deposit (menu attached). Again, please email me your culinary choices and I will compile a list.
Finally, at least for the moment, I need the balance for the charge of the boats – £16/person.
Would you please pay me £39/person , either by cheque or to the bank account I identified in a previous email. This sum will generate a small contingency fund, which if not spent elsewhere may serve as a tip for the coach driver or swell the club funds!
Update 13 March. We are now back to a full set of 33. I will create a prioritised waiting list if more people are interested.
The chef at Dylan’s restaurant is concerned about how to manage the large numbers and has promised to come back to me shortly with a couple of fixed menus to choose from in advance.
I am in the process of negotiating the evening meal in the Cross Foxes, Dolgellau. More to follow.
David McParlin (1) Howard Jones (2) Derrick Whiting (2) Sonia Dobson (2)
Meurig Lewis (1) Hywel Jones (1) Dafydd Evans (2) Malcolm Slater (2)
John Bradshaw (2) Lisa Francis (1) Gareth Williams (1) Chris Sutherns (1)
Michael Deaville (2) Lindsay Fletcher (2) Emlyn Watkin (2) Jim Worral (2)
Martin Davies (2) Alun Rees (2) Doreen Anthony (1) Julian Pratt (2)
Update 8 March .There is now a vacancy for 2 people. Please ask around.
Update 27 February. 33 confirmed, 3 boats and 33 seater coach hired, request for £16/person deposit.
List of participants below.
Update 24 February . 14 confirmed, 12 confirmations outstanding, 4 additional on waiting list. Could be on track for 3 boats! Keep looking for more on the waiting list.
Update, 14 February. 24 have signed up to date.A deposit of 50% of the boat hire will be required by 27th February. i.e., £32/ person if we have 100% boat fill.
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