Tuesday, 29 July 2014

InterMediate sea kayaking - Bespoke

Sea kayaking over the last few weeks along the Anglesey, North wales coastline and out to the various islands has been magic with this settled and super sunny conditions.  Kath and Douglas were back for a 3 day Bespoke sea kayaking course with an InterMediate focus.

The Stacks just had to be done, with a super forecast ... caves, arches, tall clifts and some gentle swell and tide races.  Porth Dafach to Parliament House cave and then back, allowed us to play on the start of the flood at Penrhyn Mawr at the end of the day.  

Both Kath and Douglas did eddy turns and ferry glides creatively ... its all about stretching that comfort zone .. ;)

After Kath had achieved an extended paddle roll, (thanks to Sonja), the previous day.  So a shorter paddle form Cable Bay out and South, then back, would work well.  The clarity and sea colour was very Mediterranean  ... and we even saw 5 seals and had some small gentle rolling surf on one of the golden sandy beaches ...

The last day was forecast F3 NW and despite an ebbing tide (not quite on springs), it all looked good.  Douglas kindly provided the shuttle and we headed out from Cemlyn Bay for the first Cardinal Mark.  We were soon on the Skerries and paused for a surf in the flow ...  The terns were stunning and creating quite a display for us.

Room at the top of the world and one of my favourite lunch spots ...

Tern and chick looking pretty good and i guess close to really taking to the air!!

The other inhabitants watched us leave ... as we passed rafts of Puffins ... magic ...

All in all it had been a magic 3 days, with it being Kath's first time to the island and Douglas second and a pretty good wildlife display.  A good focused and relaxed time was had and Kath's gone away with her roll .. whoop, whoop ... Now that cant be bad!!

The next InterMediate sea kayaking course is 25-29th August and 2-5 days can be chosen, then its the 6/7th September.  Details can be found here



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