Bristol Channel and Severn Pilot - Peter CumberlidgeLondon: Stanford Maritime, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “The Bristol Channel offers some of the most fascinating cruising in Europe, with a great variety of coastline ranging from Pembrokeshire to the Forest of Dean on the north side and Gloucestershire to Cornwall on the south
You could explore Milford Haven for a week, without ever putting to sea. Ships come and go in working ports like Barry or Sharpness, yet yachts are still welcome. There are tiny secluded creeks such as St Pierre Pill or Watermouth; picturesque fishing harbours like St Ives or Padstow.
There are also modern marinas at Neyland, Swansea, Penarth, Bristol and Bridgwater-secure havens which provide a convenient base for those who like to temper exploration with creature comfort.
The Channel needs treating with respect though. It has more powerful tides than parts of Brittany, and the shifting sands of the upper reaches are not to be trifled with. But this pilot book contains a wealth of local knowledge to help you negotiate the dangers. The author is an experienced yachtsman who has cruised widely, often aboard Stormalong, his well-known gaff cutter.”