Your Sea Stories

Sea Parrots by the sea?

I conducted a tour of 14-16 yr old students from The Cwm Pennant Hillingdon Outdoor pursuits centre to South Stack Light house in the Whitsun holiday, late…

Seals basking on rocky foreshore at the tip of Porth Dinllaen.

I took a group of 6th form students staying at the Cwm Pennant Hillingdon Outdoor Pursuits Centre in the winter of 1978 to Morfa Nefyn.With a background…

Unexpected.

Back in 2012, I was walking my dog along the clifftop path at Barry Island. Gazing idly at the sea I noticed something odd. What looked like…

Leatherback Turtle, September 1988

The specimen is now kept at the National Museum of Wales. Back in September 1988, whilst I was working as a warden at Morfa Harlech National; Nature…

John Coe

On 1st June 2008 we were on a boat trip in the Grassholm area. Our Skipper – ‘Zeman’ – spotted movement near the horizon which turned out…

Bottlenose dolphin2 - Paul Board

Bottlenose Dolphins

July 2018. My first trip aboard the local fishing boat Incentive moored up in Rhos-on-Sea (where I now live), chartered by Ben Murcott on behalf of other…

Risso’s dolphins!

I was on a boat trip in the Grassholm area when this strange (it was to us then) large ‘creature’ passed us. I managed this photo of…

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….