BRISTOL CHANNEL BOATERS
Jenny Denton and Brenda Steventon Boat Trader 445 Zenith Berth Swansea Marina
‘Jen and Bren’ are experienced Bristol Channel hands. In the 1990s their Corvette 32 was based in Stourport up the Severn and they took her down-Channel every season. Because they enjoyed these waters so much, Jen and Bren eventually moved to Swansea Marina and changed the Corvette for a Trader 41. In 2006 they bought Zenith, a Trader 445 Signature.
From Swansea they got to know the Gower anchorages, especially Oxwich and Pwlldu (Black Pool in Welsh), a secluded pebble beach east of Pwlldu Head. Occasionally they ‘popped over to Ilfracombe for an ice cream’.
Further west, they love the bays in Milford Haven and going out to Skomer. Padstow is a favourite, sometimes via Lundy. I met Jen and Bren when they kindly bought one of my books at a signing session. Their enthusiasm for the Channel continued and, as Jen remarked:
“It has taught us our craft well”.