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Old 27 September 2014, 12:58   #31
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Having said that, once well rehearsed with your outboard in sheltered waters, and always remembering to use the killcord.
You shouldn't get put off your original plan of launching at Saundersfoot, or indeed any of the other locations mentioned above.
Its wise to avoid any launch plans during low water spring tides of course, or its a long haul to the tide as already mentioned.
Here's a few shots at various launch sites, during average low water spring tides.
This one's about half a mile out from Saundersfoot.
IMG_3391 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

Tenby.
IMG_3318 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

Freshwater East.
IMG_3138 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

Stackpole Quay, not quite low water here.
IMG_3113 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

With scenes like this around the headland.
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Dale it is,i like the fishing there lots of choice .could you find a shipwreck with a depth sounder or would it show on a chart,also would a chart show sea depths and could I get one off ebay.
Is the chandler in Neyland just off the roundabout on the A477,I went down there for the swimming pool jackusi centre last year.
I like your photographs ,Freshwater east looks good ,parking on beach good for the sib and kayak if I get one,also there is a caravan club site nearby,very handy as I am a member.
Thanks for all your help.
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Great info and superb pics Dhf, you are the Alan Whicker of S.Wales
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Great info and superb pics Dhf, you are the Alan Whicker of S.Wales
I take that as a great compliment, cheers Kerny.
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many great childhood holidays in saundersfoot, and where my love of boats really started - basically watching other people on boats whilst in my holiday inflatable! i still love seeing little day fishing boats from when we used to watch them landing their catches on the quayside in the harbour, sadly though many of these small fishing fleets have disappeared from around our coast.
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Old 27 September 2014, 20:02   #36
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Dale it is,i like the fishing there lots of choice .could you find a shipwreck with a depth sounder or would it show on a chart,also would a chart show sea depths and could I get one off ebay.
Is the chandler in Neyland just off the roundabout on the A477,I went down there for the swimming pool jackusi centre last year.
I like your photographs ,Freshwater east looks good ,parking on beach good for the sib and kayak if I get one,also there is a caravan club site nearby,very handy as I am a member.
Thanks for all your help.
A shipwreck most certainly would be marked on Admiralty charts, including the depth at its shallowest point at LAT, all chart depths refer to LAT meaning lowest astronomical tide, this is when the Sun and Moon have there greatest gravitational effect.
LAT low tide will be marked with a black contour line on the chart, any ground above this mark will be coloured green, right up to the high tide mark. depths below the LAT line will be coloured blue up to the 10 meter contour line, and then white any deeper that 10 m.
A depth sounder/fishfinder is a great piece of kit, and will display the altering depth as you move, and a very basic layout of the sea bed on small screen with fishfinders.
Tis worth noting only the really expensive one's are any good at actually finding fish, but the cheaper one's are great showing ground contour.
You will of course need to refer to the chart for accurate positioning, you could use traditional methods like using a handheld compass, point the compass at three different fixed points on the land or sea, then use the chart to interpret your Estimated position.
There's a whole load more to understanding about navigation to get the best from a chart, but its a start.
Marine navigation courses: Lines of position, position fixes: 4 Plotting & piloting.
Or you could always cheat like so many these days,lol, and get yourself a GPS chartplotter,these are available on smart phones as app.
There another fantastic piece of kit really, and will position you very accurately.
The chandlery is right down by the marina btw, although charts bought online are just as good of course.
I pefer the folio's as they focus on smaller areas and well worth the money.

Admiralty Folio SC5620 - South West Wales - Only 44.30 - Force 4 Chandlery
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The weathers been fantastic here this weekend, so decided to take a little spin up the coast today,
I've been looking forward to trying some aerial photography for a while now, and I've discovered its not so easy,
but I really enjoyed the experience anyway, and would highly recommend the coastal experience offered by Haverfordwest pleasure flights.
I haven't uploaded all shots yet, but here's a few from Saundersfoot to Tenby. the tide here is 1 meter above LAT.
Starting with a distant view of Amroth and Pendine sands.
IMG_5123 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

IMG_5127 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

IMG_5133 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

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Nice pics Dhf that could be the med.. you certainly push the limits, what's the circle on pic number 7 ?

p.s. do it by paraglider next time
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Nice pics Dhf that could be the med.. you certainly push the limits, what's the circle on pic number 7 ?

p.s. do it by paraglider next time
Cheers Kerny, I've been sorting some better pics but not uploaded yet, this was my 4th local flight in 15yr I just love it! that little circle was a jetski I think, we where flying at about 2000ft and my eyesight isn't the best,
I have thought about paragliding funny enough, but not sure I'd like it.
Anyway here's some more land based shots from Dale, the tide has actually dropped slightly lower than LAT here, driven with offshore winds.

The Brig Dale by still_drifting1, on Flickr

Dale Bay by still_drifting1, on Flickr

Where's my Wheelbarrow gone by still_drifting1, on Flickr

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My childhood playground here.
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Moving on from the last aerial shot of Lydstep, I'm not sure if its possible to launch a SIB at Manobier.
IMG_5170 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr
Freshwater East would certainly be easy enough.
IMG_5174 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr
IMG_5177 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

And Stackpole with a short hop to Barafundle just around the corner.
IMG_5182 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr
IMG_5188 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

Not sure if its posible to carry a SIB down to Broad haven South.
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