Blowin' a hoolie

Trip Start May 12, 2011
Trip End Oct 15, 2011

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

We awoke Saturday morning to find a strong southerly wind was blowing. The forecast was for force 6 and 7 winds for the next 3 days, so we motored up to the town of Milford Haven and sought refuge in the marina.

We'll rest up, do a bit of laundry and enjoy the gorgeous Pembrokeshire countryside....maybe take in a film.

Generally we intend to avoid marinas, prefering to anchor for free. This one will cost us 28 per night.


Sunday 22
We took a bus from Milford Haven town to the headland at Martins Haven for a bracing walk.
I measured average wind speeds of 33 mph on the headland - it's a good job we weren't out there. I spotted 3 large ships sheltering in St Brides Bay, where the sea state wasn't too bad.

Monday 23
It's pissing down with rain AND blowin' a hoolie. We won't be going far to day, except to the pictures this evening. I'm glad I brought 11 books with me (and a Ukulele.)

Tuesday 24
A window of oportunity has opened. We're off, but not before I remind you that Milford Haven hosts a number of oil terminals, and has some major shipping. As we left we saw a tanker coming in with 2 tugs. One tug was tied to the stern of the tanker to help with steering and the other was forward and literally pushed the tanker round the corner.
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Loll on

For someone who said, "This is a sail boat and we won't hardly be using the engine", you seem to be using it most days!!!! Keep up the log, I try and view it every day X

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