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This is a "must have" book for OCs who were in the Ship from 41 to 74. Interesting narrative and beautiful photographs throughout. It is most definitely not a technical book although it does include information on buoyage, tides, etc., from a 'general interest' point of view. In its 112 pages, which include about 160 photographs, the reader is taken on an imaginary passage eastwards through the Strait from Llanddwyn Island in the south-west to Puffin Island in the north-east; almost twenty miles. Gwyn describes both the character and history of this unique waterway while Terry, through the camera lens, illustrates the text and bring out the natural beauty of the Strait. Essentially they produced the book for people to enjoy, both the local population and the very large numbers of visitors who come to the Strait every year. The authors are fairly familiar with the Menai Strait in that they are both Old Conways, have both owned and sailed boats on the Strait and of course both have homes overlooking the Strait. Undoubtedly there is more 'action' in the Swellies than anywhere else on the Strait and this is reflected in both the text and the pictures but, apart from mentioning that "Conway" was lost on the Platters, (illustrated with an old sepia-type photograph), they do not dwell upon any of the detail of that fateful day in April 1953. Nevertheless, the book does contain pictures of Britannia Bridge, as is, with a shadow of the Tubular Bridge in the water beneath it, two pictures of Cribben Gutter taken at low water and half-tide, one from each end, a dramatic close-up of Cribben Rock at low water, Gorad Goch, Swelly Rock taken from above Prices Point and the Platters at low water.
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Book Description Lane Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Unread. A clean, tight copy throughout with minimal wear. Pages clean with text bright. No markings. Unclipped dust jacket. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. WE ALSO ACCEPT PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS OR EURO BY BANK TRANSFER. Seller Inventory # mon0000633943