Today we started the ground work for our move to Llyn Eirias. The first two of 8 purpose built benches were concreted in place with the rest following as soon as possible. In the background is our centrally heated clubhouse, complete with full kitchen facilities and toilets. As you would hope, it is all disabled friendly. We are also working hard to fit out the lakeside boathouse with storage racks and a workshop.
It is a huge improvement on the facilities we had at the old lake with it's open sided shelter and a small toilet once used by the gardener.
glad to see that big lake will be back in use, I'm not that old, and remember the paddle boats there, then it all fell into disrepair. I take it the dinosaurs have moved out of the new club house! I take it general parking is either infront of the old bike rental building (from the prom) or up at the swimming pool at the top of the hill? Will this years mayors regatta be there? maybe I can bring my avatar picture some time!😊
Shame about this years regatta, but what an opening year 2018 will be, if you can give early warning on the date i will be there, good luck with the rest of the renovations, you are making fantastic progress
Our lake is kept filled by ground water from the surrounding hills, it enters the lake through a specially created reedbed that is being allowed to develop naturally. The habit captures the silt from the ground water and the new habitat feeds on the incoming nutrients which reduces the ability of weeds to grow.
The lake itself is protected by high TEC ultrasonics which destroys algae etc at cell level as it forms.
Of course the swans and ducks eat any weed that gets past all the other defences.
Thanks for suggesting grass carp, that's now first reserve!
Hi The water level is about 8 inches below the pavement, but whatever the level we have a battery operated, remote controlled boat hoist. Sit you model on the cradle and use the controls to swing it out and lower it down into the water.
Scroll down our Facebook page to see it in action... https://www.facebook.com/colwynbaymodelboatclub?ref=hl
Right now Llyn Eirias is full of weed and the water level is very low, so we are presently sailing at the civic offices lake on Sunday mornings. Hopefully we will be weed cutting next week and then Llyn Eirias will become available too.