Maps, ships and Ramsey Island…

…a great combination!

The seas around Ramsey Island are some of the most treacherous in the UK and it can easily be seen why when standing on the island and looking into the Sound.  The speed of the rushing tides, both ebb and flow, are something to be seen, especially where they pass through the Bitches & Whelps (the reef teaching out from the island near to the harbour).  There are also many rocks and small islands around Ramsey and mariners need to be wary – too many haven’t been in the past!

Just to add to my knowledge of the area for my next stay (next year hopefully), I’ve bought the admiralty charts for the seas around the island – I just need to learn all the rocks, islands and their Welsh names now.

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