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ANCHOR. A measure containing ten gallons. Lex, Mereatoria.

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North Wales's rugged countryside may not be an obvious destination for those considering weighing anchor, but staying at a Warner Leisure Hotel is as close as you'll get to liner luxury without leaving dry land.
The cruise was arriving on Tyneside from Dover before journeying around Scotland and down towards Ireland, weighing anchor in Liverpool and Dublin.
After weighing anchor, we navigated to an FS hard bottom location at 67 feet, then drifted till hitting the Spot-Lock over a newly discovered ledge a mile west.