Towards the Skerries and West Mouse

2019-11-22 Cemlyn/Carmel Head

With holidays to use up before the year end, I agreed to meet Simon Williams on the Friday for four days of paddling. All week the weather had been looking extremely unpleasant, but surprisingly on the Friday it turned out not too bad. We agreed to paddle from Cemlyn Bay and to potter around...

2019-10-12 Newport to Fishguard and back

The weather was not looking too good for this weekend and many people dropped out in the week prior, leaving just Fiona (the organiser), Lynette and me making it to Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. We paddled from Newport to Fishguard, around Dinas Island, along some spectacular coast line, stopped for lunch in Lower Town and paddled...

The Church in the Sea

2018-05-13 Church in the Sea

On Sunday we paddled from Cable Bay down towards Llanddwyn Island. We didn't get there as we stopped off at the Church in the Sea (Cribinau), followed by Port y Cwch beach for lunch. We perhaps stayed too long on the beach. After all, it was a glorious day. We did a big beach...

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...

Kittiwake

2017-07 8th/9th The Farnes

I’ve had never paddled the Farnes before, but I remember years ago watching enviously a group of Sea Kayakers setting off from Bamburgh, when my kids were little and we were on holiday in that part of the world. Happy Days! Mike Robson put out an email saying he was running a trip on...

Skerries Light

2017-04-06 Five Star Training – Day 4

A trip to the Skerries practising leadership navigation skills with a great group of paddlers. Another fabulous paddle with lots of learning from James Stevenson Tags: Adventure Elements, Anglesey, Anglesey Outdoors, Distance: 10 Nm to 15Nm, James Stevenson, PeakUK, Reed Chillcheater, Role: Trainee, Sea Kayak Trips, Sea State: 3 (0.50 - 1.25) Light, The...

Rhoscolyn with view to the Llyn

2016-10-20 Rhoscolyn Solo

The start of my four day weekend saw me doing a chilled out solo paddle from Rhoscolyn down to the Airfield for a bit of surfing, then back up to the Beacon. The weather was excellent with light winds and a clear blue sky. Near to the Cymyran straits there were some fairly reasonable...

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...

Arctic Tern

2016-07-31 The Skerries from Porth Camaes

The Skerries off Anglesey, is one of those magical places in our world. It’s not easy to get to, especially from a kayakers perspective as it is surrounded by strong tidal streams. But it is well worth the effort. Especially when the Terns are nesting. I have to say, I have long admired Tern’s...

2016-05-08 Puffin Island

Sunday saw HW Liverpool being at 12:59, so we decided to paddle out to Puffin Island. This paddle works well for getting home at a reasonable time, as it is err… “sort of” on the way home!    From studying the guide books, Cruising Anglesey and Welsh Sea kayaking we could see that leaving from...

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