The forecast for Sunday deteriorated overnight Saturday and the winds were going to swing around to the NW from just after midday. So, we decided to paddle once again from Newport and paddle in the other direction, up the coast to Ceibwr Bay as a one way trip. This should see us off the water in plenty of time before the weather changes and also allow Fiona and myself plenty of time for the long drive home.
Once again the coast line was very impressive. Loads of amazing geology, with strata plunging from high up on the cliff, down and twisting into the sea. There were also lots of Common Seals on this section of coast, many with pups on the rocks or on the many little inaccessible beaches. Caves and arches also feature well along this section of coast, with the best being a small passage through a huge outcrop, not far from the finish. I looked at it from the seaward side and decided not to try it. With the swell it was difficult to judge just how long you'd get before banging you head. But on the other side it was far easier to judge. I went through closely followed by Lynette. Now with confidence up, I returned the same way from the seaward side.
Yes it rained a fair bit, blew hard at times and was occasionally sunny, but what an excellent coastline. Well worth the extra effort traveling to Pembrokeshire. Thanks to both Fiona and Lynette for not pulling out and making this trip happen.