Sunday, 25 January 2009

Trwyn Penmon - 25th January 2009

Second day of NWSK meet to celebrate Burns night.

Paddled out from Trwyn Penmon (the headland by Puffin Island) round the coast to the NW to keep out of the very strong SW wind (had been F9 overnight, maybe 5-7 when we set off).

Sea very calm considering the conditions elsewhere. When we got ready to launch it was raining heavily but by time we set off the sun had come out and stayed out for the duration.

We lunched on a steep shingle beach and I had a major scare as while we were finishing our lunch, first Kev's, then my kayak slipped down the beach and into the water. Kev managed to retrieve his from the beach, but mine was being blown out away from the beach. I tried to swim to it, but couldn't catch it up, so Kev had to jump into his kayak to tow it back to me on the beach.

Covered around 8 miles. Paddled with Kev Robinson and Terry from the NWSK.

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