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Old 13 September 2005, 13:58   #1
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Sunday 11th - Skomer with Pendragon

I woke up on Sunday morning and decided to give the boat a quick run.... phoned Peter24/7 and we decided to meet up off Milford Docks for 1100hrs.
Weather was great - 10 to 15knots of wind, negligable swell, and the sun was peering round clouds sometimes too.
On the way down to St Anns, the river was great.
Pic 1: Looking behind whilst going down river.
Pic 2: Pendragon at about 20knots
Pic 3: Me going a lot slower.
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Old 13 September 2005, 14:00   #2
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Well, you can't go past St Anns without at least trying to get the bow out of the water
Pic 1: Me about 25knots, nice and level - prop stayed wet all the time.
Pic 2: Peter tries the same.
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After an uneventful crossing to Skomer, we stopped for about 10minutes to watch the seals do their lazing around thing.

Pic 1: Pendragon staying quiet.
Pic 2: We're being watched.
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After visiting South Haven, Skomer to see the Seals, we ventured out a bit further west to try and play hide and seek. Unfortunately, cos it was so calm, it was quite hard to do the hiding bit.

Pic 1: I can still see you.
Pic 2: Job done.
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Old 13 September 2005, 14:06   #5
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On returning from Skomer, we made good speed back up river.

Pic 1: 35knots, and not using a lot of fuel.....

Videos can be found of our little trip at
http://videos.ribseadrive.co.uk/512k...11_09_05_small for the 512k version (this plays within internet explorer).

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http://files.ribseadrive.co.uk/cruis...9-05_large.wmv for the 640x480 version @ 25meg.

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Old 13 September 2005, 16:50   #6
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Great video - the big one only took about 1.30 to download!!!

Hopefully before long I will be able to join you!!!
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Looked like a good day, a bit of everything - nice boats
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Old 14 September 2005, 13:49   #8
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Good pictures alex, the shots of the rough stuff don't do it justice.
Just returned fron the islands and the swell pushing through St Ann's must be 20+ feet. ( a local rib charter skipper reconed on 40, but then he did see over 1000 dolphins as well.....) All I can say is that is was eyes forward and don't look back size swell.
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Old 14 September 2005, 15:35   #9
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Top pictures!

Any idea how close this wave buoy is to St Ann's?

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=62303

Reckons it hasnt been bigger than 8.2ft all day so your right, 40ft may have been a bit of an exaggeration!!!

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Station 62303 is a few miles from the heads. What you find though is that the swell builds higher between the heads than it is out at sea, so 7ft on the odas buoy may well be nearer 15 to 20ft at some points closer to land.
It gets interesting just off St Anns where the waves bounce back off the cliff generating even higher peaks that break

Here's station 62303 in some fog last year - http://gallery.ribseadrive.co.uk/cru..._0424_141845AA

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