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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Feeling I'm Being Watched?

More of a test than a trip, it was meant to be a trip to Flat Holm but the forecaster fancied themself as a budding Michael Fish!
Heres the outlook, Wind, Easterly, F1-4 becoming 2-4, 18-21 knot gusts. Sea state, wavelets. I would have said F4-5 easily? And the 14.2 metre tide was making things rather confused around Sully Island.

You may notice the 'spot messenger' on my deck, thats the main reason for the trip today as I need to test it in preparation for my 'around Wales trip'. Click here for my tracked route. You'll notice how high the tide is as the map looks like a walking route (LOL).
This online map is only active for 7 days, after this time please view the map at the bottom of this post...
 A taste of whats to come as I round the West side of Sully Island...
 Calm by here but further to my right I can see messy 3 foot standing waves, I give them a wide berth...
I sat on the tip of Sully Island for about a minute thinking about Flat Holm but I could see waves rising like black shadows breaking the clean line of the horizon. I decide instead to head for lavernock & have a play there, It might be quite messy but at least its closer to the shore...
The water was coming from all directions as I pass back towards Ball Rock. Flow from the causeway, swell from the sandbar & a strong breeze just to make it a bit more messy...
 I did say it was a big tide, this is the beach at laverknock...


The sea came up to the tops of the cliffs on the back of Sully Island, almost making a second Island. Never seen it this high here before, a bit of a treat...
Perched on a steep bank about four feet from the water I chose to slide into the sea & make my way into the eddy on the far side of the causeway for some rolling practice & then a cup of tea :D

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