We were very excited to be part of the All Wales Boat show in Conwy last weekend. It was our first visit to Conwy…and what a beautiful part of the world it is too. Yes, we may be a little bit biased, as our home port is based in Wales, but the walled market town of Conwy with its quaint narrow streets, its medieval castle, the natural landscape and the friendliness of the people made this a port of call we would love to visit again in the future.
It was a shame that due to the depth of water in the marina we were limited on the amount of time we could spend with visitors, giving them the opportunity to look around Challenge Wales, speak to our volunteers and learn more about the youth work that we do. It did mean that visitors to the show or to the marina on the Saturday and Sunday could see how the Skipper manoeuvred the vessel in close confines as we moved on and off the public pontoon.
However, we were pleasantly surprised by the interest we had from young people, parents, group leaders and visitors to the show who were asking when Challenge Wales would next be back and what North Wales opportunities were in the pipeline. The friendliness of those who jumped aboard and the North Wales welcome we had will not be forgotten. We spoke to hundreds of people during the few hours we were on show over the weekend.
Thank you to all those who took the time to visit us and talk to our volunteers and hopefully we will be seeing some of you soon.