Sunday, 4 March 2012

rough water and following seas!! - Anglesey sea kayaking

Sue, Neil, Rich and Douglas were back for some rougher water and following seas ... so after some planning and coffees, we set off for the North coast with a good tide behind us. Porth Elian to Cemais Bay

Just off East mouse, some rougher water ...

A super cave just round from Bull Bay ...

Lunch at the Brick works ...

... and an exciting sea, just off the North coast, keep peoples attention and focus ;-)

The following day ... and thats what we were after ... a following sea, so we set off for the SW corner of Anglesey, less currents, open to more swell and with it ebbing, wind against tide should do the job!!. A journey from Malltreath to Cable Bay, with some super sandy bays, coves, rocky headlands and a remote feeling.

Heading out of the channel with llanddwyn island in the background

Wind was f3-4, with an initial gentle swell on the bow ...

As we turned the corner, the swell was soon on the stern and the rear quarter ...

the winds then dropped f2-3, which allowed the swell and various angles to be worked ... a break in one of the sandy coves and for some lunch and a look at the map. Focused minds working with acceleration, keep vision and attention wide and then focusing down, with lots of stern rudder work!

Super two days with some great progress in notable conditions.

roger chandler
north wales sea kayaking

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