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Old 30 September 2014, 17:17   #41
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Dhf thanks for the link on chart plotting,very usefull,Ihave ordered a used chart of Milford Haven covering the approach ,will probably get the south west wales one later in the year.
LAT that was interesting,come in handy when my chart comes hopefully in the morning post.
More great pics,did you have a go at the controls of the plane,I did a parachute jump many years ago ,that was scary.I have some model planes I put my mini video camera on.
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Dhf thanks for the link on chart plotting,very usefull,Ihave ordered a used chart of Milford Haven covering the approach ,will probably get the south west wales one later in the year.
LAT that was interesting,come in handy when my chart comes hopefully in the morning post.
More great pics,did you have a go at the controls of the plane,I did a parachute jump many years ago ,that was scary.I have some model planes I put my mini video camera on.
No Worries, there's loads of navigation information sites these days, were you could learn to understand charts and basic navigation, No I didn't have a go of the controls, Blimey I'd probably crash it,lol! I'd like to try a parachute jump myself,done a bungee though that was mad!.
I like the idea of rc air vids, would like one of those phantom vision when the price drops, it cheaper for me to hire a plane for now,lol, do you use FPV with your model plans?
Here's some more possible launch sites for sibs, Freshwater west is possible but heavy surf can generate here.
IMG_5259 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr
West or East Angle Bay.
IMG_5269 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr

No launch sites around St Anns, although Henry VIII would dispute that, when he landed at Mill Bay in 1485.
Later leading to the Battle of Bosworth, Henry the VIII was born in Pembroke Castle, and is to date,the only Welsh man to become King of England.
IMG_5276 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr
St Ann's Head - Pembrokeshire by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr
West Dale is to steep but worth a visit.
IMG_5296 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr
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Here's a nice easy launch for any size SIB at Martins Haven, some good fishing if you hang a right out of the cove, be careful if you turn left, you may get drawn in the tide race in Jack Sound.
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St Brides, narrow access here, but easy with a SIB.
IMG_5371 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr
Broad or Little Haven if the surfs not to big of course,
IMG_5388 by still.driftingpembrokeshire, on Flickr
Nolton.
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Solva.
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Porthclais.
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Whitesands.
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Abereiddy.
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Porthgain.
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Abercastle
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And finally Fishguard
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This isn't the full extent of the N Pemb's coast, but we didn't have enough fuel to continue and make it back over the Preseli hills.
Here's a link to some local coastal accomodation.
The Old Lighthouse, St Anns Head | 4 Star Holiday Home in Wales | Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire UK
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Hi Kerny,How di I post videos on here?never tried it yet.
Dhf,more brilliant pics,I like Martins Haven ,only thing is its too close to Jack Sound and the strong tides that rip through there.What would happen if you went through there on a sib?
Solva,looked that up ,and like the look of it especially as I can do my power boating level 1 and 2 there,possibly next spring.
Regarding the planes ,no FPV YET.possibly next year,boating comes first,just bought a Swift tech m-198 marine hand held off ebay.
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I use youtube then once your film is put on there, copy the link and paste the link on here
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Thanks for that Kerny,I think even I could manage that
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I like Martins Haven ,only thing is its too close to Jack Sound and the strong tides that rip through there.What would happen if you went through there on a sib? Solva,looked that up ,and like the look of it especially as I can do my power boating level 1 and 2 there,possibly next spring.
You don't need to worry about Jack Sound Chris, just keep 400 meter (that's the approx distance from Martins to Jack) away from its mouth when the tide is running south, and you won't get drawn in, You could even paddle back to Martins at 400 m away from Jack, if your engine were to fail that is, this is were deploying an anchor at the first sign of engine trouble is important, allowing you the opportunity to get the engine running again.
Some important notes about Jack sound, Slack water occurs 2 hr after high and 2hrs after low tide (Milford Haven). however, slack water will only last approx 10 min, before changing direction.
So, 2 hr 10 min after Low tide and the current will start running North for 6 hrs. and 2hr 10min after High tide the current will run South 6hrs, therefore, if you launch 2hr after low tide, you will not get drawn in.
IF you accidentally venture to close during South flow, then you may even have enough power to fight the current during small Neap tides, but not Spring tides when the current flows approx 6-7 knots, in which case your best bet is go with the flow, and keep close 25 meter-ish away from the headland side. avoiding the most turbulent currents toward the middle of the sound.
especially by the Cable rock, as pictured in some of my aerial shots.
I'd still say you should familiarize yourself with your craft in sheltered waters like Dale first.
It's certainly worth your while doing the power boat course's, there's only so much! you can learn from a computer.
Good to hear you've got VHF, is it water resistant? if not it's worth getting a dry pouch.
Looking forward to viewing your aerial vids BTW.
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