Scream if you want to get wetter!
All the fun of the fair with slapstick as it felt like multiple buckets of water were being freely tossed at us.
A day out in Wales’s capital of Cardiff turned maritime mayhem as I joined in with five fellow travel bloggers on one of the windiest days of Spring to sample a fast rib ride with the team from Cardiff Sea Safaris around it’s extensive Bay. The fully enclosed bay provided the venue for the high-speed nautical high jinks with sheltered stops and where the occasional facts were thrown in rather than water.
Surging speeding runs over the water with tight turn manoeuvres throwing you left and right or rather port and starboard I guess?
It’s the thrill of the speed that has us humans hooked on this type of ride and done with the right amount of health and safety, hell go for it! And as the team pointed out just before we left the sanctuary of the marina, “We haven’t lost one passenger over board yet”, he added jokingly, “Mind you a couple of members of staff have fallen in!”
Our trip around the bay in fact should have been a more sedate sea excursion to the small island of Flat Holm that lies 6 miles south, southeast from Cardiff in the middle of the Bristol Channel.
However the decision to curtail that trip was made easy for us with 30 knot winds blowing from the east. From a safety point of view, yes we could go but returning totally soaked to the skin and then for us having to travel back to our home destinations by car and train in that sodden condition did not appeal greatly.
But what did appeal was the chance to experience the hour-long high-speed rib ride within the more sheltered bay itself. Yes we did get wet and we were splashed but judging by the smiles and screams it was ‘all the fun of the fair’ in the giant Cardiff water park!