Today saw us bid a sad farewell to Morgan, skipper of the Gower Ranger for the past 6 years. Time flies by on islands as the seasons blend into one and new faces become part of the ever changing scenery, but for a position as important as our boat skipper it has been reassuring to see the same face at the wheel for so long.

Thousands of you will have been transported across Ramsey Sound by Morgan and his crew, enjoyed his witty banter, maybe even sat in the wheelhouse with him during busy days or inclement weather, no question too trivial for him to answer. Some of you may even have been barked at by him for being late, but then so were we! 

Lisa and I would like to say one last huge thank you to Morgan for all his amazing hard work over the years, kindness, friendship and putting for up with us! From staff and volunteers past and present, and on behalf of the RSPB, for who you have provided a service for so diligently and brilliantly – thank you mate.

Morgan Wicks - Gower Ranger skipper 2013-2019

So now we welcome our new skippers, Joey and Mark, having previously worked on the boats around Caldey they are well versed in island boating life. After a month of training and hand over with Morgan they took on their first solo landings today and did so in expert fashion. Good luck both, we’re really looking forward to working with you!

To visit Ramsey and meet Joey and Mark on the Gower Ranger contact Thousand Islands Expeditions on 01437 721721 (boats run 7 days a week April to October weather permitting)

New skippers of the Gower Ranger - Joey and Mark