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Old 30 January 2011, 06:03   #1
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South Wales sibbing

We've just booked a house in Llandyfaelog for a week in August. I don't know the area, but looking at the map there seems to be plenty of scope for exploring by SIB.

Tides are obviously going to be a major factor, but apart from that are there any suggestions or recomendations from those in the know?

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Old 30 January 2011, 13:41   #2
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Hopefully someone can suggest suitable places that are nearer, however I can recommend Saundersfoot about 30 miles west:

http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/default.aspx?page=display&nodeid=1614&preferredfil terid=10

You should be able to launch a SIB by hand across the main beach at any state of the tide (though it may be a fair old push).

A little bit further west (about 40 miles from Llandyfaelog) will put you onto the Milford Haven waterway - East Llanion can be used to launch at any state of the tide:

http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/default....dfilterid=2949

Both are great places for sibbing
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Old 30 January 2011, 13:42   #3
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Hey Lanky - that's my back yard. Better bring yerr passport!

Get down to Ferryside (a couple of miles away) around 1.5 hours before HW and take a very pretty run up to Carmarthen on the Towy. You can take the SIB up the slipway on the town quay and have a shant/lunch in one of the many hostelries within a couple of hundred yards. The Quayside Brasserie is, well, I'll let you work it out yourself......
Alternatively, get down to Kidwelly and play around Carmarthen Bay, if it's not too rough, or down to Burry Port and run along the coast to Llanelli, alongside the Millenium Coast Path. You could take the SIB ashore on Llanelli beach and have a bite to eat at the visitor centre on the seafront. If it's calm enough, you could cross the estuary from Burry Port to the North shore of the Gower peninsular, but beware, that's the habitat of The Jack, so you wouldn't want to leave your SIB anywhere for any period of time, or you'll be swimming back.
As you're within an hour of Pembs, it would be silly not to venture down to the Cleddau and have a run up to Cresswell Quay from Lawrenny or Neyland. Endless opportunities on that river.
Giz a shout nearer the time and we can have a chat in more detail.


Oh and although in the South of the Principality the area's known as West Wales. South Wales is further over to the right.
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Picky, picky! Can't be over the west Wales border by much!

Thanks for the info, sounds promising. I'll give you a shout nearer the time.
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Are you visiting this area out of choice, or is it a Sun 5 holiday?
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Typical. You're a grockle if you go there, and a tuss if you go somewhere else
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Grockle be Devon, Emmit down yer.
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I do my best. TEFL (Teasing Englishmen in a Foreign Language) isn't my strong point.
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Fiver'll buy you a lot more than a week in Llandyfaelog.
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