Sunday, 21 July 2013

Moelfre to Bull Bay - 21st July 2013

A last minute pass out enabled me to join up with Alan, Alan and Roger from the Macclesfield Canoe Club for a day trip on Anglesey.

A route had been selected on the NE side of Anglesey, but with a E-NE F3-4 occasionally 5 wind forecast this was not going to be a flat paddle in the sunshine.

And so it turned out that when we arrived at Moelfre there was a brisk wind and choppy sea conditions.

We decided to go for it anyway, the choppy seas would be good entertainment compared to paddling flat water and anyway, the sun was out!

Moelfre Beach
Launching from the beach was a taste of what was to come when Roger got a face full of sea water as he timed his launch with a breaking wave on the beach.

We were soon paddling in waves of about 2-3 foot, occasionally 4, and these conditions would be the norm for the day apart from the odd spot where we managed to get some shelter.

Leaving Moelfre
We made our way via Ynys Dulus and rounded Point Lynas giving it a wide berth. The tide was ebbing, so the easterly flow was in the same direction as the wind and swell, so the race on the end of the point was not too intimidating.

Ynys Dulus
We stopped for a well earned lunch and comfort break in the idyllic bay of Porth Eilian before carrying on down the coast via Amlwch Harbour, East Mouse and then across the bay to Bull Bay, our final destination.

Porth Eilian

Amlwch Harbour
Amlwch Harbour
Approaching East Mouse
Approximately 16km paddled.

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