Actual (blue) vs Planned (red)

2018-07-21/22 Anglesey Circumnavigation

For some time now I've been thinking about paddling around Anglesey. Having read the various blogs out there, by various paddlers who have completed this challenge, I decided I must have a go. Besides, there are just two small sections of Anglesey I had not paddled, so if anything, it will complete the missing...

Kris in the inner race

2018-04-07 Spicy Penrhyn Mawr

Looking out to sea from my van parked at Porth Dafarch in the morning the sea state didn't look too bad, but every now and again I would notice some fairly hefty waves coming into the bay. I'd then look out a few minutes later and all would appear calm again. Hmmm.. interesting. I had...

The Stacks

2017-11-19 Super Stacks

After a very late night in the Paddlers Return for some and promises of being ready for an 08:30 meeting, I was somewhat surprised to see everyone looking fairly bright eyed and bushy tailed at 08:30!! Perhaps the hang-overs hadn’t kicked in yet! We then spent the next 20 minutes deciding to do Puffin...

Penrhyn Mawr - Fun conditions

2017-04-04 Five Star Training – Day 2

After another rough nights camping, day 2 saw us head off to Penrhyn Mawr from Porth Dafarch for some excellent paddling and coaching by James in good 5 * conditions. I think at the end of the day we were all pretty tired and we had all identified areas we needed to improve. For...

PM - not a lot happening

2016-10-09 Penrhyn Mawr Again!

Penrhyn Mawr again with Brian, Andy Sloan and Dave Blake’s group. We all got there far too early. We (Brian and moi) told them it was far too early the night before, but they insisted on a 9:30 on the water. Hey ho. Another hour in bed would have been nice. When we arrived...

2014-11-24 The Stacks

Monday morning saw my paddle buddy and myself meeting with Phil Clegg (of Sea Kayaking Anglesey) at Anglesey Outdoors and deciding where to paddle. After lots of discussion and referencing of tide tables, guidebooks, weather forecasts, surf/swell forecasts etc, a good mug of tea and using Phil’s expert knowledge of these races, we decided...

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