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Old 04 December 2016, 15:59   #1
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Flat holm from Cardiff trip

I had a lovely spin out through a somewhat lumpy Severn Estuary to Flat holm island yesterday.

Having circumnavigated and passed it heading across the channel lots of times I had decided to get permission to land. A few emails put me in touch with the Warden who was really helpful and welcoming.

There are few options for landing on the island with the Severn Estuary tidal range so after anchoring up in the shelter of the island and heading ashore by tender, the Warden came to meet me and gave me a tour of the island taking in the Victorian and WW2 fortifications, gun emplacements, the pub (which she had offered to open for us!) the lighthouse foghorn and the remains of the cholera hospital.

Due to the tides I didn't have a great deal of time ashore but will be heading back in the future.

If anyone wants to plan a similar trip drop me a PM and I'll share the Warden's contact details.

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Old 04 December 2016, 16:01   #2
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Old 04 December 2016, 16:02   #3
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that looks pretty cool the solar panel looks a bit out of place though
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Nice place to visit..
Thought for a minute you'd gone in the Tender!
Steepholme is good too,plenty of History back to Neolithic times....and rather a lot of Brazen Muntjack deer!
South side landing in calm conditions only...plus they want a Fiver each.
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