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Old 17 July 2021, 12:59   #1
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Redneck has a taste of The Gower

Another brilliant day on The Gower. Launched again from Oxwich bay where it was incredably busy. Plan was to potter about down towards The Mumbles, find the quietest cove we could and spend a few hours just doing nothing.
Those plans soon changed when we got out on the water, flat calm with a slight breeze. Checked the forecast again (I had checked first thing this morning) and it had changed - good coditions all day. Decided we would never get a better chance than this to get around the coast to Worms Head, not sure of the distance.
It was a good call, we had a great trip, and it looks so different looking at it from the sea. Finished off the day back at 3 Cliffs Bay before going back to Oxwich.
A couple of pics before I post a video when I get home next week.
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Old 17 July 2021, 13:30   #2
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Another brilliant day on The Gower. Launched again from Oxwich bay where it was incredably busy. Plan was to potter about down towards The Mumbles, find the quietest cove we could and spend a few hours just doing nothing.

Those plans soon changed when we got out on the water, flat calm with a slight breeze. Checked the forecast again (I had checked first thing this morning) and it had changed - good coditions all day. Decided we would never get a better chance than this to get around the coast to Worms Head, not sure of the distance.

It was a good call, we had a great trip, and it looks so different looking at it from the sea. Finished off the day back at 3 Cliffs Bay before going back to Oxwich.

A couple of pics before I post a video when I get home next week.


Itís days like this that make it all worthwhile
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Old 17 July 2021, 15:00   #3
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We've had a few great days Sibbing over the past 12 months Dave, Scotland, West Wales to name a couple, but today everything just culminated to make it one of those very special days
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Looks nice and good you've had a great time. Look forward to seeing the videos too.
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Very nice Steve looking forward to the vid
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Looks fantastic, almost an oily smooth sea. We always seem to find a fair chop whatever the forecast. Look forward to the video.
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Conditions were awesome yesterday did 100+ miles myself yesterday the middle of the Bristol Channel was like glass In spots (large ones that went on for miles and miles) went to appledore from Wales was tempted to do Lundy on the way back but decided against it as it was unplanned and didn’t have the fuel budget for an extra 40 miles


Been to the worm a few times and it’s a great run
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Conditions were awesome yesterday did 100+ miles myself yesterday the middle of the Bristol Channel was like glass In spots (large ones that went on for miles and miles) went to appledore from Wales was tempted to do Lundy on the way back but decided against it as it was unplanned and didnít have the fuel budget for an extra 40 miles


Been to the worm a few times and itís a great run
On the water was, without doubt, the best place to be yesterday.
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It was our first visit to the Gower, but it wont be our last. It is a beautiful place, its like a fusion of Devon, Cornwall, Anglesey the New Forest and Dartmoor. We were fortunate to have glorious weather during our stay and fantastic sea conditions.
Our trip took us from Oxwich Bay to Port Eynon around the headland and along the coast to Worms Head - Worms is derived from Old Norse & Old English meaning Serpent or Dragon, which can clearly be seen approx 2 mins into the video. From Worms head we retraced our steps, spotting some porpoise just off the beach at Slade. We crossed Oxwich Bay to the headland at Pennard, then followed the coast back to Oxwich passing Three Cliffs Bay.
Hope you enjoy the video.


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Stunning scenery and cracking video. Gower now firmly on my destination wish list. Thanks for posting.
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Stunning scenery and cracking video. Gower now firmly on my destination wish list. Thanks for posting.
I agree, never been to that neck of the woods. Looking into campsites and slipways for a visit possibly next year.

Edit: not much in the way of slips, it would have to be a beach launch.
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Now that sounds like a plan!
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Stunning scenery and cracking video. Gower now firmly on my destination wish list. Thanks for posting.
You're welcome. It is right up there with the best scenery that the UK has to offer.

We only scratched the surface of the places to go, there is so much more to explore. We will definitely be returning.

It's a shame that we didn't get to use Redneck much around New Quay - West Wales, but that is another place you should consider if you've not been.


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I agree, never been to that neck of the woods. Looking into campsites and slipways for a visit possibly next year.

Edit: not much in the way of slips, it would have to be a beach launch.
Not too sure about campsites, but there are a lot of Caravan Club CLs. Wherever you stay, make sure you are well into the Gower towards Rhossili, Port Eynon, Oxwich Bay and not towards Gowerton otherwise you'll spend a lot of time in the car.

The best place to launch is definitely Oxwich Bay, £15 car, trailer and launch and you can drive from the slip onto the beach to the waters edge without any problem.
£6 to park all day if you are inflating your SIB out of the car and using transom wheels.
Decent facilities toilets, drinks etc.

It will be a place I will visit often
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I agree, never been to that neck of the woods. Looking into campsites and slipways for a visit possibly next year.

Edit: not much in the way of slips, it would have to be a beach launch.
Forgot to mention knab Rock, but you have to be registered with Swansea Council to use it.
Decent place, but I would prefer to pay a bit more and use Oxwich on an adhoc basis.
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Hi Limecc, Nicholaston Camp Site is probably the best location for you if your trailering the RIB.
We've just booked it for next May.
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I agree, never been to that neck of the woods. Looking into campsites and slipways for a visit possibly next year.

Edit: not much in the way of slips, it would have to be a beach launch.
big big tidal range slips are useless round here (only usable a couple of hours a day) Even where there is a slip your on the beach most of the timeÖ. Some let you drive on the beach some donít some a good 4x4 essential some even a good 4x4 will struggle other a normal hatchback is fine
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You can certainly pick some cracking areas and the weather looks to have been kind to you again too
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You can certainly pick some cracking areas and the weather looks to have been kind to you again too
It's a beautiful place Brian, don't no why it's taken me so long to go there as it's been on my bucket list for a ages.

And as they say "the sun always shines on the righteous"
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Late to the party here - Looks amazing Steve! Glad you had a great time.

Iím really hoping for some weather like this in September when weíre back down on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall, I really want to pluck up the courage to get around the headland and up the coast a little, but itís always been a bit too choppy outside the protection of the Falmouth estuary for my liking. Perhaps a new marine radio and some fair weather will get me out there this year and I can push my comfort zone a little!

Enjoyed the video, great inspiration
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Hi PK, not heard from you for a while.

Its surprising how much chop our little SIBs can handle, but the conditions we had in the Gower couldn't have been better.

Hope you have a great time on the Roseland peninsula. It's been a long time since I've been there so pics and a video of your adventures around the headland and up the coast would be good to see.
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