Pwllheli


A week out of a industrial hanger better known as Pwellheli Sailing Club. Another co-inciding with the GP Nationals. Strange place for cruising in that winds/tides will dicate your days direction, for us it was always turn right! Beach launching and recovery can be an absolute nightmare. Generally the club was well organised and facilities (once you have got used to the strange building) was very good particulary the bar and eating area.

Pwllheli is the principal town of the Llŷn Peninsula which lies on the north-west corner of Wales, dividing Cardigan Bay (to the south) and Caernarfon Bay (to the north). Being three sides surrounded by the sea, you are never short of a sheltered beach and the climate is relatively mild.

The peninsula stretches out around 30 miles into the Irish Sea and is only around 8 miles wide for much of it's length. Being west of the Welsh mountains and in the Gulf Stream, Llŷn enjoys a mild, drier climate than that of the rest of Wales. During the winter there are few or no frosts, but the snow on the mountains in the distance is a beautiful sight.


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