You will not be able to use Menai Straits, Pwllheli, Skomer, Bardsey & Dale if they get their way.
Well maybe not quite yet, but these areas are included in the proposed MCZ areas published recently. http://wales.gov.uk/docs/desh/consul...rinesiteen.pdf. Ignore it at your peril. They propose banning anchoring, sea toilet discharge and installation of all sea marks. That will make navigation of the relevant sounds more hazardous than they already are.
Please, if you have ever sailed these areas, or plan to in the future, read the PDF & reply to the questionnaires. We need to point out how important nav aids & the ability to anchor are for leisure boaters. Onlt 3 or 4 MCZ will be chosen, we MUST make sure that none of them will needlessly ban boats from visiting these lovely spots.
Boats do VERY little damage to the environment (even the stinkies!) there is no benefit to banning us & we have a huge amount to lose if we ignore these over-zealous attempts to ban "rich, gin-swilling, yotties". Yup, that's how we tend to be seen by the land based bunny-huggers.
Apologies for double-posting, but this is IMPORTANT!