Menai Bridge

2019-12-15 Menai Straits

With Saturday 14th December blown out, and the weather forecast or Sunday looking only slightly better; Simon, Ashley, Kris and I decided to meet up at the Menai Bridge Slipway at 0930 for a session in the Swellies. We played in the currents under Menai Bridge for a while before moving out to the...

Rhoscolyn Beacon

2019-11-23 Porth Dafarch to Rhoscolyn

Saturday. Si and I met the others at the truck stop at 9:00am in Holyhead. We were joined by Ashley, Matt, and Gareth. Due to the tide, predicted swell and anticipated weather - a strengthening SW breeze, we decided to paddle from Porth Dafarch to Rhoscolyn and back. We didn't get to see much...

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...

Falmouth

2017-10-08 Falmouth St Mawes

Ages ago I booked myself onto Sea Kayaking Cornwall’s incident management week, not realising this was part of the courses week following their symposium weekend. At the time of booking, I thought I can travel down on the Saturday, taking it nice and easy, stopping overnight in the van if I need to. And...

Welsh Dolphins

2017-08-27 Cwmtydu to Ynys Lochtyn

Mrs T told me that on her boat trip a couple of days earlier, they had gone down the coast to Ynys Lochtyn, where there was another pod of dolphins. So setting of from Cwmtydu, I headed to Ynys Lochtyn, sticking close to the cliff to admire the cliff rock formations. At Ynys Lochtyn...

New Quay

2017-08-25 New Quay to Cwmtydu

Wondering around the quaint Welsh port of New Quay (Ceinewydd)  my wife spotted a sign advertising two hour boat trips. “Why don’t I go on a boat trip whilst you go for a paddle” she said! Well I am not going to say no to that! An hour or so later I was setting off...

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