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|Summer Cruise June 09 - 8 days, 300 miles.
With the weather now balmy calm - we decide to head around to take a look at Skomer and Jack Sound, then across St Brides Bay to Solva. So we leave Dale at 9.50am on a slight sea and a W 2 at most.
A gloroius day to drift in to S Haven on Skomer - with sunshine, flat seas, puffins, sheerwaters and razorbills littering the water. Angled along until we were right for Jack Sound on LW slack.
Jack sound looks worse on the chart than it is - but LW is ideal, as all main hazzards are showing - but some must be close to covering at HW, especially Tusker. Also - all the small headlands are rocky, so need a good wide berth. Not really to confused, but this was very calm seas and light winds.
Once through the sound we head off across St Brides Bay for Solva - three anchored tankers waiting for a berth at Milford. Seemed a lonely part of the coast, but that I think makes it all the more facinating.
Solva is a charm of place if you can take to the ground. A very friendly harbour master fashioned us with very good local tidal stream times for Ramsey Sound and also for Jack. A balmy, warm evening - and dead flat sand. His tide times later proved useful and more acurate than either the pilot book or Reeds.
cont | 5 Solva to Skomer