We are delighted to announce that we have been given a unique opportunity for a retreat on the YWAM small ship Island Reach, immediately prior to its departure to Madagascar for medical outreach. It's a small ex-Navy supply ship that has been refurbished on the River Weaver (where Jerry lives) and in Conwy. Our trip will be a three night pilgrimage to Bardsey Island, 10-13 April. For YWAM, it is a way to test everything before departure. 

They cannot charge but Jerry has personally promised that we would more than cover all direct costs of food and fuel. These costs work out at £130 per guest (if we cover costs for the three crew). 

There are 10 berths in four- and two-berth cabins. Book asap to be sure of a place.

Here's the timetable but bear in mind that things can change. It could be cancelled if the weather is very poor or conditions might mean it is not possible to follow the itinerary below.  

Wednesday 10 April
1100 Embark Island Reach, Conwy. Coffee, fellowship, introduction, and safety briefing.
1200 Move to fuelling dock at high water to bunker fuel
1300 Depart Conwy
1400 Visit Puffin Island
1600 Tie up alongside the Prince Madoc at Menai Bridge or Beaumaris pier.
1800 Dinner
2000 Shore visits.

Thursday 11 April
0800 Breakfast
0900 Worship, prayer, stories & fellowship
1000 Work duties
1100 Sail through the Menai straits
1200 Sail to Aberdaron
1700 Anchor Aberdaron for the night.
1830 Dinner
Shore party.
Friday 12 April
0700 Breakfast and fellowship
0800 Sail to Bardsey weather permitting
1100 Anchor off Bardsey and weather permitting shore visit
1600 sail Holyhead
1800 Dinner underway
2200 dock Holyhead and shore visit.
Saturday 13 April
0600 depart Holyhead sail for Conwy
Breakfast underway
1430 Enter Conwy on highwater
1600 Afternoon tea and departure.

Duties include docking, cooking and washing up by all. Bedding, food and lifejackets are provided. Hot showers are available on board most of the time.

Donations towards costs need to be made  in the days shortly before departure. But we need a definite commitment in advance to reserve your place. Please email TEN to request a place or to ask for more information. Thanks!

More information:

Island Reach January 2024 Update video

2023 Bardsey Island Pilgrimage

Transformational Enterprise Network is a CIO, registered in England and Wales, Charity Number 1194973
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