North Wales: Navigating the Menai Strait

Once you sail north from Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, you will find little reliable shelter for a 43-ft yacht like N’Tiana until you reach Anglesey – the mythic island separated from north Wales by a narrow fiercely tidal channel called the Menai Strait. Even there, the principal marina in Holyhead had been all but destroyed by…

South Wales: Sheltering from gales in Fishguard

Wales is a country of myth and magic. It is the Narnia of nations, outwardly tiny but viewed from inside it is huge, expansive, a wilderness where you could lose yourself for many years.  If dragons exist, they do so in Wales, the last stronghold of the Druids, still peppered with medieval castles and forts…