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Old 17 September 2012, 17:17   #1
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Ramsey Island rib tours

Heading to St Davids for a weekend with my daughter . I would ,like to show her the island and overfalls etc , has anyone been on he rib or jet boat tours . They look very good .
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Hi Ian,
I was their last month and yes it's well worth the visit, I've never been on one of the charter rib's though, but they look very fine vessels. If I can catch the weather and tides right i'd be up for another trip, let me know if you'd like to join and we'll see what the weather does.

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Here's a short clip of the bitches

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When are you down here, Parkesy? Would be good to catch up.

The jet RIB trips are a rite larf. Get onto the bitches run on a spring tide for the best fun.
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Better still. Bring your RIB and Ill guide you around the island. Been Skippering Jets, Ribs and hard boats around it for 4 years. Good rates!
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Down, mun. Anywhere away from Lundun is down.
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Ah, ok. Must be a different train
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When are you down here, Parkesy? Would be good to catch up.

The jet RIB trips are a rite larf. Get onto the bitches run on a spring tide for the best fun.
coming up fri eve camping with the van , home sunday eve so need to pack in some fun . Hope to book a rib trip saturday when the bitches are running . Come down and join us .
Not sure where we are staying yet ,

I used to kayak the bitches and around that area so wanted to show my daughter some of it from the sea .

sounds daft but the though of heading out there in my rib is more scary than it was in a kayak . would want to do some planning and have the company of another boat . also not sure how welcome tourists in own boats are in the area now with all the comercial boat trips etc .
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Caerfai Bay is a good place to stay - just a 10 minute walk from the city centre. There's a small level grass pitched campsite on the LHS as you drop down from the main road into Caerfai Bay - owner lives in a posh house on site, called Glanymor. Some pitches with mains electricity available, if you need it and basic toilet/shower facilities. Its convenience to the city is its biggest advantage. Booking not necessary at this time of year.
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In Newgale, only a few miles south of St Davids, there's a camping field, just across the road from the beach. Fabulous spot, but no/limited facilities to speak of, although the Duke of Edinburgh pub is next door and there's a cafe 50 yds away.

I'm busy on Friday (Scarlets v O*****s), but should be around Saturday, although there's talk of a 20-shant beer festival in the local pub.....
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cheers mate both sound good , hopefully get there in time to check both out , fri night newgale breakfast at cafe then off to a site with shower for the eve when i get the seal out of the water .

rib ride is 11am sat i think when overfalls are running
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Assuming the RIB ride runs from St Justinians lifeboat station, you'll need to allow around 30 mins to drive from Newgale, park & walk down to the station.
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Ohh what fun that was ,
thank christ i only ended with a 1 hour trip after the other company completely screwed up . great talk on seals and birds etc but not an rib ride , they would be better off with a petter diesel rather than twin etecs .

Thousand island adventures don't bother the only adventure you will have there is trying to stop them charging you for a trip you didn't have because they fooked up the booking
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Oh dear

How was the camping?
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camping was fine found caerfaii farm , nice hot showers clean toilets and stunning view .15 min walk from town . really friendly owner .

It all went wrong friday when i lost my wallet .
Saturday went off to check in with the boat ride company to find there were at least 3 seperate ones . Found the one i had booked with but they were flapping about the weather and sea state, telling me the 2 hr offshore trip that afternoon that i had booked was full and i had to take the shorter trip at noon or nothing . I got the impression they needed to fill seats so cancelled and went to another company who could only do a one hr trip so we took that . The sea was almost flat calm

later that day my phone rang as i was walking the coast path it was thousand island adventures asking where i was as the boat was waiting for me . The very trip they had told me i could not have . As luck had it i had cancelled my card due to loss of wallet so they couldn't charge me , cheeky bastards asked for another card to charge me anyway. basically 2 dumb blonds runnning the office one appeared very stressed and the other hung over .

lesson learned , don't follow the tourist trail and take my own boat next time . dam a cornishman should know that

wales was as lovely as ever and St Davids as i remember it but a bit more touristy
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I suppose it was always going to be a bit risky, booking a trip with a company named after a salad dressing.
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yes i should know better really , they certainly were a bunch of prawns
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It's a shame really . I've booked several trips over many years , never had the aggro that you did , and the trips have always been very enjoyable . In fact it was my first 1000 Islands trip many years ago that proved the clincher for me and made my get into ribbing .

However , you probably can't beat taking your own boat there , and organising your own custom made cruise .
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you probably can't beat taking your own boat there , and organising your own custom made cruise .
Don't say that or he'll come back! I managed to dodge him this time......
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