Sunday, 13 June 2010

North Wales Sea Kayaking with HCC

Nine people from HCC, joined Barry and myself on a weekends sea kayaking, with a super sunny day at Rhoscolyn and a journey to Silver Bay. We made the most of the narrow channels as we moved in and out of the rocks along the coast, trying out various turning and maneuvering strokes. After lunch we paddle to the Cymrian Strait (channel between Anglesey and Holy Island) which was in good flow, and provided us with a useful opportunity to have a go at ferry gliding, before returning to our starting point.

Sundays weather was more of a mixed day, although cloudier, the wind was lighter with a shower or two which passed us by. North Coast Anglesey was our location (the photo is from the right hand side of Hells Mouth, looking East). Super day for various wild life, in particular a Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, a Seal, Porpoises and diving terns. High water was perfect and allowed for some super moving in and out of the Rocky channels, and discovery of a narrow but deep cave, I hadn't been in before.

Back in Bull Bay a few balance games ... and then rescues were undertaken! followed by a demonstration from Barry of two self rescues. The day was finished off with a short paddle across the bay and a sighting of a Chough (type of small crow with a red bill and feet) displaying its mastery of flight. Another super weekend.

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