Thursday, 3 June 2010

North Wales Sea Kayaking

Having both done a weekends Discover sea kayaking with Coastal Spirit before, the first day was spent going over and refreshing skills. This was in the Menai Straits and provided a useful introduction to tidal paddling and skills such as ferry gliding. Puffin Island was our aim for the 2nd day and with the previous days activity, this set us up well, plus a super forecast. The seals were more hesitant than usual, (one can be seen in the photo above, below the sea weed), but still to be so close, was great. Some Shag chicks were also seen and heard squawking for some dinner on the rock faces, as well as a couple of Eider ducks and chicks bobbing about, although no Puffins were seen, the cliffs were racked up with Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Shags, Cormorants, occasional Fulmars and various gulls.

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