On Sunday Russ, Martin and Richard joined adventure elements on an introduction to sea kayaking. All the group were super keen and expressed a real interest to learn as much as possible. We paddled out of Moelfre on Anglesey and looked and a range basic boat handling skills and played around with some core stability exercises. The lads got to grips really quickly with sea kayaking so a bit of a trip up the coast to Dulas Beach was in order. Although it is only just March, mild conditions allowed the group to finish of with a bit of a wet session looking at rescues, Martin and Russ even managed a solo re-entry (geting yourself back in your sea kayak with no assistance). A great day on the water and we will be seeing the lads again in a months time for an Improvers session.
Last Saturday me and Dave had a great paddle out to Bardsey. Unseasonably mild weather and light winds made for a really nice trip. The race at Pen y Cil was working well on the way out and fast tidal streams on the approach to Bardsey had us both digging a bit deeper with our paddling. Bardsey is, in my opinion, one of the best sea kayaking day trips in North Wales offering challenging conditions which require careful tidal planning along with stunning scenary and a commiting crossing.