Friday, 6 August 2010

Discover expedition paddling - North Wales

Our Discover expeditioning course set out from Aberffraw on the South West of Anglesey, with a gentle wind of F3 and from the NW. The south west corner is fairly remote with golden sand beaches and allot of bird life and a remote feeling to it. Despite a colourful sky throughout the two days only a few spots of rain was felt and the wind and swell assisted us with our journey.

A break and a snack stop at llanddwyn island, before the final push to Abermenai Point, which was to be our wild camp for the night.

After a super evening around a small fire, G&T and a good nights sleep, with the gentle roll of the sea in the back ground, toasted hot cross buns was a starter for breakfast. A top tip apparently, is also useing hot stones to cook bacon on ... so no pans or grill to clean, afterwards! We had some pieces of coconut which was done this way, and they were great.

We were soon packed with a relaxed start and on our way up the Straits to Menai Bridge, with many egrets, herons, terns and a large bull seal who had just caught a fish, seen along the way. Timing through the bridges worked well with around 2knots of current and a gentle push to a final destination.

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