Sea Kayak Sailing Gatherings 2015

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1 August 2015, The Stacks, Anglesey

A selection of photographs from our trip from Porth Dafarch to North Stack and back.  Spring tide, ebbing, SW force 4 wind.

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South Stack Lighthouse on Ynys Lawd.

Stacks map

http://www.canoekayak.co.uk/userfiles/file/08Stacks.pdf

For a route description click on the above link (taken from Jim Krawiecki & Andy Biggs book – Welsh Sea Kayaking Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages.

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Penrhyn Mawr at high water.

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Tidal rapids at the mouth of Abraham’s Bosom.

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Tidal rapids at the mouth of Abraham’s Bosom.

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Fantastic channels to explore.

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Climbers at Castell Elen.

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Cave/arch just beyond Ynys Lawd/South Stack.

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Paul exiting the arch.

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Recently collapsed rock covering a channel in Gogarth Bay.

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Gogarth Bay.

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Wen Zawn – famous for the Dream of White Horses (graded HVS 5b) rock climb.

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North Stack and Parliament Cave.

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Green waves at North Stack.

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Yippee!!

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Rough water on leaving North Stack.

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Welcome to South Stack tiderace.

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Even better surfing waves.

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Yippee!!

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Time to leave the race.

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Porpoise spotting off Abraham’s Bosom.

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Returning home through Penrhyn Mawr shoreline at low tide.

Paddling today were: Paul, Ed and Geth.

Underwater Penrhyn Mawr and Rhoscolyn Head

Anglesey_2008_022 Image Provided by SBS RIB Charter

Anglesey is also a very good location for scuba diving.  Not surprisingly, there is a vast number of wrecks to explore, especially at popular sea kayaking venues.  The Penrhyn Mawr area has claimed a number of wrecks including: the 450 ton World War 2 steamer “Kyle Firth” en route from Trefor, Llŷn Peninsula to Liverpool (carrying a cargo of stone chippings) and the “Editor”, a steel-steam ship wrecked on the Penrhyn Mawr “Fangs”.  Our first dive was on the “Kyle Firth”.

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Aubrey Diggle’s new interceptor rib.

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Spider crab near Penrhyn Mawr.

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Lobster.

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All other Images provided by Dennis Adams.

For more information on Anglesey Diving contact our friends at Anglesey Divers and/or Aubrey Diggle for RIB charter.  Anglesey Divers specialise in teaching all levels of the PADI diving scheme to in addition to providing general support/guiding for more experienced divers.

17 July 2015, Brynsiencyn to Cable Bay via Abermenai Point, Llanddwyn Island and the Kimya Wreck

Llanddwyn map

Travelling west along the Menai Straits.

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Abermenai with Fort Belan beyond the narrow strait.

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Starlings at Abermenai.

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Llanddwyn and the pilot cottages.  http://www.anglesey-history.co.uk/places/llanddwyn/

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Crossing Malltraeth Bay.

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Seals of Malltraeth Bay.

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The wreck of the Kimya.  http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/memoery-lane-ten-lives-lost-2705073

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