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Old 02 October 2013, 17:33   #1
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Skomer Nature Reserve Cruise

No matter what time of year there's always something interesting to see around the Coast, with no exception last week when I was kindly invited onboard La Bamba for a round Skomer cruise, Natural rock features where some of the topics discused seeing as most Wildlife had migrated this time of year, but not all, there where a few Gannets from nearby Grassholm gliding around looking for lunch, as well as many resident birds of course, and a Seal Pup in North haven of which we kept our distance as its important not to disturb them this time of year. There where no Cetaceans unfortunatly despite sighting of large numbers in the area recently. Some of the rock features seemed to stand out in the light mist though, like the Pig Stone off NW side of the Island, which can be seen between 0;45 - 0;57 in the video below, and the Lanturn toward the end of the vid,which is a cave punching right through the Island, best viewed on a summers sunset from the South when the name becomes aparent, it really was a fantastic cruise and a pleasure to meet another RIBnet member, so thank you again Bern for inviting me along.
I couldn't decide what music to put with this vid, so there's two versions, the second being more Celtic.
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dam, now why the hell did i move away?!
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Nice Dhf, I do prefer the celtic version
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Nice Takes me back, I've had some good diving holidays around there. Getting back to the Smalls is still on my bucket list.

PS Celtic version for me also.
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dam, now why the hell did i move away?!
Probably because there's still not many well paid job opportunities in the area mate, other than the usual summer stuff, always a welcome awaiting though.


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Nice Dhf, I do prefer the celtic version
Cheers Kerny I like the Celtic one too, and seeing as I've got Welsh and Irish blood running through me, I feel I have a right to use Celtic music with an Irish twang about it, I stumbled across the other one and though it sounded very floyd-ie so gave it try, YT has quit a large selection of Royalty free tracks with there editor, but it takes some trawling.


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Nice Takes me back, I've had some good diving holidays around there. Getting back to the Smalls is still on my bucket list.

PS Celtic version for me also.
Cheers PD, I'll bet you've done the North wall and the Lucy then, She's all buoyed off now for easy access. It would be a pleasure to accompany you if I've still got my Rib for a trip to the Smalls.
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Well I'm getting a bit bored just pottering round on the surface now, so I'm in for a bit of diving myself, I'm only pool trained at the moment and 10m in shelter'd bays would be good enough for me, I'm not sure how deep they are in this fantastic little vid I found, but check out all them spider crabs 6:50 there amazing!

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Try snorkling off martins haven, sub 10m masses of life
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Yes Martins haven would be ideal Gav, I've snorkling there before, and St Brides just need to try it with some BA gear now.


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Some of the best food diving I've ever done is in this neck of the woods. Scallops like dinner plates, Lobsters galore & the only place I've ever had Crays. The last time we were down there, we launched at Porth Gain & picked 2 Cray up just outside the harbour, I turned down 35 quid each for 'em from the bloke who owned the Sloop (cracking pub BTW, I've lost several afternoons to the Double Dragon)
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Skomer update

That sounds like a tasty catch above.

I received an update from the Skomer blog earlier, It seems that some of their resident Seals have been keeping them busy, and one has even borrowed the Island SIB.

The Skomer Island Blog: Crazy seals

The Skomer Island Blog: Pup 79


And one for the keen Ornithologists in the house, from Skomers sister Island Skokholm, I read this update for a refresh everyday.

The Skokholm Blog
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