|Balmoral on the River Usk|
|coming alongside Chuch St Wharf, with the Transporter Bridge in the background|
At Penarth a lot of passengers disembarked and a lot more embarked. With about 400 aboard we set off for Ilfracombe. With Captain Steve Colledge aboard (not in command) we were treated to a closeup view of the Welsh coast as far as Rhoose before crossing to the English side. On arrival most got off for 2 hours ashore, some remained aboard for an Atlantic Coast cruise, they were joined by about 50 for the, what turned out to be a 90 minute cruise (methinks - personal opinion - that £17 for the cruise was a bit steep).
|boarding at 'Combe|