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Old 09 April 2007, 04:59   #1
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The islands on a Sunday

Sunday involved a great trip round Skokholm and Skomer looking at the puffins and the seals. Conditions were fantastic and it was my mums first trip on the rib and for someone who get sick on every ferry trip she had a great time, even when we gave it some welly through Jack Sound. Sorry about the quality of some of the pics they were taking with my phone. The first three are all Skokholm, unfortunately what you cant see are the hundreds of puffins here.
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Old 09 April 2007, 05:02   #2
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This next lot are from Skomer,
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Old 09 April 2007, 05:10   #3
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And these last few are of some of the Skomer seals, again I'm sorry about the quality they do look more like shakey rocks don't they, I'm too ashamed to post the pics of the puffins the camera is shaking that much I must have been terrified of them!! *note to self: Buy a proper bleeding camera*
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Some nice pics Mugshot! How did you get weather to order? We did a Hartlepool to Whitby and back again this weekend. Did it on friday and again on sunday. Friday was perfect, did it in about 45mins, but Sunday was baaad! Blowing an f4/5, with a fast following sea to Whitby, (in which,yes, i managed a very spectacular stuff!), then a head sea on the way back, with troughs you could hide a house in! All good fun though, and best of all, my good lady has now realised that i do NEED a gecko on this side of our fair isle!
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How did you get weather to order?
I put it down to good living and lots of prayer
The breeze was a bit stiffer than it said on the forecast and there was a bit of a chop on the way back with the wind over tide but nothing too exciting, just a little bouncy. One of the most exciting parts of the trip was catching up to this big tug thing which was throwing up a massive wake and though I'm not one to blow my own trumpet I surfed it magnificently .
Near death experiences are always handy to convince unbelieving other halves, slick move Vince
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This is the only pic i managed to get the whole weekend. I need a new camera as well, preferably waterproof, and er, bought by the missus as well!
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Are they socks drying out on the tubes? If they are I bet you were popular!
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Yeah they are, notice we`re the only rib in the `rib section` of the pontoons! I know i should have worn a drysuit instead of the float suit! Thats my float suit jacket drying over the console as well!
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Sunday involved a great trip round Skokholm and Skomer looking at the puffins and the seals. Conditions were fantastic and it was my mums first trip on the rib and for someone who get sick on every ferry trip she had a great time, even when we gave it some welly through Jack Sound. Sorry about the quality of some of the pics they were taking with my phone. The first three are all Skokholm, unfortunately what you cant see are the hundreds of puffins here.
Did you go out there on Sunday morning? - if so, was it you I was parallel with on the way out to skomer for about 3 or 4 miles at around 1140hrs?!

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Hiya Alex, I went out in the afternoon, I launched at around 1pm from Neyland then had a picnic on the pontoon in the middle of Dale basin first. So I didn't get out to the islands 'til about 2.30pm I would guess. There were a lot fewer people out than I had expected considering the weather, the only boats in North Haven were one gin palace and the Martins Haven cruise boat was chugging back and forth.
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