Your Sea Stories

Aberystwyth Castle

I remember sitting on Aberystwyth Castle in the summer of 1984 when there was a ripple among the crowd of sunbathers when someone noticed dolphins or porpoises…

Sighting of dolphins

We went to Rhossili, South Wales (Gower) for a day out in September 2017. It was a quiet day, rather cool and cloudy all day long. At…

The mermaid’s song

My family were taking a walk along the stunning coastline of the Llyn peninsula. We’d set off from Morfa Nefyn to follow the route along the coast…

Camping holidays in Rhoslefain3 - Anna Griffiths

Whales in Wales?

When I was a child I used to go camping with my father and brother to a, in those days, little known about campsite on a farm…

A big basking shark

Sadly things have changed. Roughly 1962 I was out in a 25′ boat fishing off Caldey Island when a basking shark drifted past close enough to touch….

Orca sighting on New Years Day

We did see a male Orca halfway between St Ann’s Head and Skokholm on 1st January a few years ago but whether it was 2015, 2016, 2017…

A close encounter with Halichoerus grypus

I have been sea kayaking around New Quay for many years and I never cease to to be amazed at the diversity of marine life one encounters…

Memories of holidays at New Quay in the 1980’s

I went to New Quay twice in the 1980’s; 1983 Youth Hostelling with the 1st Calverton Guides and then on holiday in 1986. It was interesting to…

Trefor Harbour

My father Ken Berry was auxiliary coastguard in Trefor during the 70s, 80s and 90s. These are some of the images of the changing harbour during those…

Otterly unbeliveable!

On a rather drizzly September day back in 2018 (21/09/2018), I walked the coast path between Llangrannog and New Quay. Although damp, the day was fantastic for…

Dolphins in The Mist

On the 8th May 2018 our family visited New Quay and headed out to sea on a Dolphin Survey Boat Trip. It was a very misty morning…

Dive Log – Little Haven, St Brides Bay 4th October 1998

I am a keen diver, and Living Seas Wales volunteer. During a dive near Little Haven, St Brides Bay, on the 4th of October 1998, I recorded…