There’s always something nautical happening around Ramsey, whether it be Gower Ranger bringing visitors to the island, the RNLI lifeboats going out on a shout, ferries passing in the distance or yachts sailing through the Sound. Much larger vessels can also usually be seen from the island and there are often a few moored in St. Bride’s Bay – Ramsey is at the northern tip of the bay.
I’ve got to admit that I’ve had a bit of an interest in ships since I was small, so staying on Ramsey Island gives me an opportunity to indulge in a bit of ship spotting! The ships moor in St. Bride’s Bay while waiting to go into Milford Haven harbour or to ride out storms; at the moment there’s six sitting out there.
There’s a website, marinetraffic.com, which provides information on ships around the world and enables the ships in St. Bride’s Bay to be identified.
Below is the Stena Clear Sky, a Liquified Natural Gas carrier, which has been sat off Ramsey since I arrived a week ago.
The ships often come and go at night so there can be different ships each morning, but often they sit out there for a number of days. There are also some regulars and I have seen BRO Deliverer and her sister ship BRO Distributor before.
Now, I need to get out of bed and see what’s sitting out there this morning!