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mikgo

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Holiday in Wales
« on: February 24, 2010, 03:51:43 pm »

Hi
I am planning a short break in Wales and wondered where is the best place to go and be able to see some ships whilst the wife is spending the money. Have been looking at Barmouth.
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Re: Holiday in Wales
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2010, 01:51:22 am »

Define what you mean by 'ships'.

Barmouth is beautiful, a harbour with lots of yachts. But only a few bigger vessels.
Holyhead is a ferryport and is not far away.
Both are in North Wales, not too far a drive from each other, also near to Llanberis. There is a group of guys who sail model boats at Llanberis on a Sunday morning. Nice bunch of guys. There is also a model boat club in Colwyn Bay.

Fishguard has more ferries and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Path. West Wales is another beautiful area of the world.

Tenby is another beatiful town on the South Wales coast and is close to Miford Haven. MH has a wider range of visiting ships.

There are also boat clubs in South Wales, but I am not sure where. Perhaps someone else on here can pipe up.
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Re: Holiday in Wales
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 06:47:27 am »

Thanks Tiger Tiger
What I meant was Sitting at or on a seafront or Harbour and watching Tugs or Fishing, cargo vessels in and out. If there is a model boat club near even better as I can take one with me.
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Re: Holiday in Wales
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 05:59:03 pm »

What I meant was Sitting at or on a seafront or Harbour and watching Tugs or Fishing, cargo vessels in and out. If there is a model boat club near even better as I can take one with me.

Living on the North Wales coast and being a member of the Colwyn Bay boat club I think the only place that will meet your requirements would be Milford Haven in South Wales.
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Re: Holiday in Wales
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 05:52:08 pm »

Not a lot to see in Milford these days
Take her to Weymouth at the beginning of
July.  Working harbour model boats
what more will she want!

Yours Aye
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Re: Holiday in Wales
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010, 09:54:07 pm »

Not a lot to see in Milford these days

Erm, Milford Haven is one of the largest oil and gas ports in northern Europe with a traffic mix of crude oil carriers, refined product and LPG (liquid petroleum gas) shipping using the port to service the two oil refineries of Chevron and Murco and the oil terminal of SemLogistics. Along with a mix of other shipping traffic, including ferries, fishing and general cargo, some 50 million gross tonnes of shipping use the port each year. Svitzer marine have there best and most powerful tugs there to deal with the largest LPG ships in the world arriving and departing. For vessel arrivals see here http://www.mhpa.co.uk/content.asp?article_id=1094&d=14&directory_id=14

Vessels currently at berth  http://www.mhpa.co.uk/content.asp?article_id=1096&d=14&directory_id=14
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Re: Holiday in Wales
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 07:22:21 am »

Thanks for all your comments I will talk to the little lady and then she can tell me where we will go ( she normally tells me where to go when I mention boats)
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Re: Holiday in Wales
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 09:28:27 am »

There are lots of places to go and see around the Pembroke area.
This includes Pendine Sands where the old land speed records used to be attempted.

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Re: Holiday in Wales
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2010, 10:27:32 am »

Swansea has "Canning"....nice :-))
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Re: Holiday in Wales
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2010, 04:16:08 pm »

Sorry if my post has been misconstrued
What I really meant was that most of the
ship movements are in the Haven so not much good
sitting on the harbour wall!
Looking at the ships berthed it would seem that all the
tugs are at the Carr Jetty in Pembroke Dock
The rest of the shipping is at Popton Point or somewhere in the Haven
Im not trying to put anyone off a visit but you will need a good pair of
binoculars!
I was born in Milford and it is still God's Country as far as I'm concerned

You can see more shipping movements sitting on Cleethorpes seafront
Even the Humber lifeboat comes across when the winds in the wrong quarter
Least the crew bring the wifes shopping lists!

With elfin safety these days only smaller harbours allow you to get near the ships
Though if you like supply ships Great Yarmouth would fit the bill
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