Balmoral left Glasgow earlier this week and headed for the Irish Sea for the first 5 days of her summer season. The weather forecast for the start of these 5 days doesn't look good, but it's looking better for the last 3 days.
On Tuesday 19th June Balmoral will sail south to the Bristol Channel ready for her 11 days of sailings , she'll then moving on to the South Coast and Thames.
Bals sailings for the first week on the Channel are:
Wednesday 20th - Lydney, Sharpness & Clevedon to Ilfracombe back to Penarth for coach return to Lydney & Sharpness. Some of the keen Welsh will do this trip by catching the 07.12 train from Cardiff to Lydney and make their own way home from Penarth.
Thursday 21st - Clevedon, (Newport - coach to Penarth) Penarth to Ilfracombe for nearly 3 hours ashore.
Friday 22nd - Briton Ferry, Porthcawl to Ilfracombe for over 5 hours ashore.
Saturday 23rd - Bristol, Clevedon, Penarth to Ilfracombe for 2 hours ashore.
Sunday 24th - Clevedon, Penarth, Ilfracombe (for 5 hours ashore) or on to Lundy Island with 2 hours ashore.
Monday 25th - Minehead, (Exeter - coach to Ilfracombe) Ilfracombe (for 7 hours ashore) or on to Lundy Island with nearly 4 hours ashore.
Tuesday 26th - Penarth, Weston, Clevedon, Penarth - Holms Islands cruise, Clevedon & Penarth.