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I left Holyhead at 4.30 am, less than 24 hours after arriving. With no wind at all, I had planned a motorised, tide assisted, dash along the North Coast of Wales to Conwy. I had to arrive before a noon high tide to get Tramontana's 2.2 metre draught over Conwy Sands. Miss it and a strong adverse current of 5 knots would prevent my entry as the water depth rapidly dropped. It would be a 25 hour wait for high tide the next day, a midnight entrance in the dark on the next high water being advised against for a first time visitor. The photograph was taken as I passed the infamous Skerries rocks at slack low water. I arrived off Conwy at 10 am and by 11 am was tied up in the marina. That evening I caught a train home to Shrewsbury.
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