The club recently had a very successful event sea kayaking around the coast of Anglesey in North Wales.
The trip was arranged by Paul Haggett and he was assisted by Brian Smith who are both experienced sea kayakers. We stayed at the Llanrug Outdoor Education Centre which is run by Worcestershire County Council which has great facilities including reasonable beds, hot showers and a drying room for the rare occasions that the weather in North Wales turns slightly damp. They provided cooked breakfast and evening meals, packed lunches and cake to keep us going. The kayaks they provided were also a good standard.
The event was attended by Paul, Tina and Nathan H, Paul D, Brian, Richard B, Lina , Ben B and me (Graham).
On the first day we paddled from Cemaes to Almwch approximately 12km. These are the official weather figures but I can tell you it was very windy:
Wind South 5 to 7
Weather Rain, Fog patches
Visibility Moderate, poor
Sea State Moderate
Day two was a complete contrast with a completely flat sea and just a slight breeze.
We paddled around Puffin Island and down into the Menai Strait to Beaumaris.
We had close encounters with various sea birds, porpoises and seals who were particularly curious.
The journey was the same distance at 12km but took about one and a half hours less.
Official weather figures for day two:
Wind 2 to 3
Weather fog patches, showers
Visibility Moderate, occasionally poor
Sea State Slight
Overall it was a very well organised event and well worth going if you get the opportunity in the future.
Thanks to Paul and Brian.
p.s. Gallery to be added soon.