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Old 19 June 2014, 09:42   #1
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La Bamba Cruising - Pembrokeshire Coast

Day 1 aboard La Bamba with Capt; Bern.
With a light Northerly breeze and following spring tide,conditions where perfect so, We head out of the Cleddau estuary with Grassholme and the Smalls lighthouse our destination for day 1,the sky was a mass of white as we approached Grassholme, with hundreds of Gannets glidding over us at one point,and from experience law of averages says, one will need to go, but luck must have been on our side.
Instead they formed a giant arrow shape in the sky, pointing toward the Smalls.
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Old 19 June 2014, 11:47   #2
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The Smalls lighthouse.
the visability had reduced to 5nm out here, we could just see the Smalls as we passed the breaking reefs of Hats and Barrels, at this point the sea was alive with Manx Shearwater, Storm petrel and many other sea birds,
and the low spring tides gave spectacular view of the surounding hazards.
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Old 19 June 2014, 12:57   #3
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After a good look around the Smalls we headed back toward Skomer via Grassholm, to the peaceful suroundings of South Haven, where once again the sky was alive, this time with Puffins, Guillemot,Razorbill and Kittiwake.
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Old 19 June 2014, 14:28   #4
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Nice photos Paul ! Got any shots of " Homer Simpson " ?
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Old 19 June 2014, 17:00   #5
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Day 2 Neyland to Caldey - Tenby

Cheers Bern, Yes I think I caught him, not the best light though.
Pen-y-holt stack, or "Homer".
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Some nice pics there Dhf glad you had a good day out.
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Cheers Kerny, It was a fantastic wkend cruising, you should drag Imogen down sometime. this next section from Pen-y-holt to Elegug stacks has some interesting rock formation, With huge caves, amazing sea stacks and Arches, although generally only accessible at wkends as used by the local firing range from Mon to Fri. and they have a very big rib with guns to incourage boaters to move on. In a friendly manner though,LOL.
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At this point we passed huge rafts of seabirds and the 14th centry St Govans chapel, seems very popular for climbers around this area.
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With pics this time hopefully.
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St Govans head to Freshwater East

St Govans head to Freshwater East
For anyone looking to explore the last section, avoiding the 20+ mile from the Cleddau, There's some nice little launch sites along this next section, Stackpole and Freshwater East.
with Broad haven south and Barafundle possible with a kayak or small sib.
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