Details: A visit to Milford Haven Port Authority for presentations on the operations of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry, and a detailed account of piloting and berthing the huge LNG carriers in Milford Haven. This will be given by two Senior Pilots, John Pearn (a member of the Friends), and Mark Johnson. References will be made to the Simulator Training Unit recently commissioned by the MHPA.
After a lunch break, we will meet at the Marina for a walk around the facility, and view the new locking arrangements.
Timing and Meeting Point:
Morning: Report to Reception in the MHPA Building, Gorsewood Drive, Milford Haven SA73 3EP by 09:45 for a 10am start. Parking available in the car park at Gorsewood Drive. The presentations will take approximately two hours followed by a break for lunch. Many facilities are available at Milford Marina to make your own arrangements.
Afternoon: Meet 13:45 at the Milford Marina, in the car park on the sea front, near to the Pier Head dock entrance. It is anticipated the event will finish before 1530hrs.
Members can attend either or both events.
Lead Organiser: Chris Taylor (01646 600225). No prior booking required.
Details: A 7.5-mile linear walk along the Preseli Ridge, via Foel Drygarn, Carn Menyn, and the peak of Foel Cwmcerwyn, affording, weather permitting, panoramic views to all points of the compass. This walk may also take in the sites of two aircraft crashes in the area, which would extend the walk to approx. 8.5 miles. Sorry – no dogs.
This walk has been assessed as Moderate.
Timings & Meeting Point: Meet 10:30 in public car park at Rosebush. Grid Ref. SN 075 296 (turn left at the Old Post Office/Phone Box, NB. NOT the Tafarn Sinc carpark). As it is a linear walk, there will be car sharing to the start, so please make sure you have spare seats in your car. The walk should finish before 16:00 and Tafarn Sinc will be open for refreshments. Bring adequate gear, boots, water and lunch. No need to book, but phone Chris (or Ian Pattinson) with any queries.
NOTE: If the weather turns for the worse, we might cancel this walk – if so, an email will be sent out on Wednesday early evening and this webpage will be updated. If you are in doubt, or cannot easily see email, call Ian anytime up to 09:45 on the day.
Lead Organiser: Chris Taylor (01646-600225) Ian Pattinson (01239 821631
Details: An evening presentation from the Marine Energy Wales team, which runs a number of projects across the coast of Pembrokeshire, working closely with PCNPA. Marine Energy Wales’ aim is to make Wales the leader in sustainable marine energy generation and this presentation will aim to inform us what that means and how they hope to achieve it. More information is available through this link. www.pembrokeshirecoastalforum.org.uk. And some literature will be provided on the night for you to take away with you.
Timings and Meeting Point: The presentation will start at 19:00 and last for approximately one hour, including questions. Venue is the first floor Conference Room, The Mariners Hotel, Haverfordwest (SA61 2DU). Self-funded tea and coffee, or stronger, will be available from the bar on the ground floor. For those who wish to eat at the Mariners on completion, food is served until 21.30 but we have been advised that it might be wise to pre-order at the bar before the presentation.
Lead Organiser: Steve Drinkwater (01437 710009)
Details: A 4.5 mile walk, on quiet roads and coast path tracks, around the northern Angle Peninsula, taking in views of our marvellous harbour, covering history and the latest modern developments. For those inclined, afterwards possibly visiting a local hostelry for food and refreshment.
Wear good walking boots, adequate clothing and wet weather gear. Bring packed lunch and drink. Phone Chris for any further details, or in the event of a poor weather forecast. Sorry – no dogs.
This walk has been assessed as ‘Easy’.
Timings and Meeting Point: 10:30 at West Angle Beach Car Park. Grid Ref: SM 824 033. Estimated finishing at 13:00/30 hrs
Lead Organiser: Chris & Rose Taylor (01646 600225).