Friday, 6 January 2012

Menai Straits - 31st December 2011

Final paddle of 2011 was a "social" event on the Menai Straits organised by John Willacy. Fancy dress was requested - John turned up in a penguin suit, Pete Baars wore a chicken suit and I made a token effort with a monkey mask, but this ended up being rather too hot to wear so it didn't last long.

John Willacy
Me in my monkey mask - photo by Jim Krawiecki

We paddled the menai straits "challenge" course - including the loop between the two bridges, so although it wasn't paddled competitively, we did register a time for the challenge, so we can be entered in the prize draw for those that have completed it during the year. We covered the 21km in 2hrs 20min.

Sweetie Time!
It was useful to chat to John and Aled Williams about the best route between the bridges, so I'd be better prepared to have a go myself in 2012 and put a competitive time in.

After the paddle we retired to the pub for a well earned pint!

En route to Bangor Pier

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