Cemlyn to The Skerries and back on a spring ebb tide, 5 Jan 2018

A great day out with Ed for our first trip of 2018 to The Skerries.

9.68m Tide Liverpool.  SW Swell 0.8m, 10sec.  Negligible wind.

We arrived at Harry Furlough’s at 12:00 for the start of the ebbing tiderace and surfed there for one hour.

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We arrived at The Skerries at 13:50, following a surf at Victoria Bank.

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We departed The Skerries at 14:20, to attempt the crossing of Carmel Sound.  The ebb current was now at its strongest rate.

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The Platters on lively form.

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Arriving at Carmel Head’s ebb eddy, adjacent to Ynys Fydlyn, at 15:00.

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Ynys Fydlyn

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Rounding Carmel Head on our way back to Cemlyn at 15:20.

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The view back to The Skerries.  We arrived back at Cemlyn soon after 16:00.

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Church Bay – Harry Furlough’s Rocks via Carmel Head, 21 Dec 2017

A wonderful shortest day of the year paddle around Carmel Head with JF Marleau and Justine Curgenven.  Photos by Geth.

Rockhopping out of Church Bay.

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Tiderace #1 – Surfing at Ynys Fydlyn

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Ynys Fydlyn Arch

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Approaching Ynys Fydlyn’s Caves – a bit too much swell to get through the tunnels.

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The Carmel Head Rocky Channel System.

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JF couldn’t wait for his lunch!

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Lunch stop before Harry Furlough’s Rocks.

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Tiderace #2 – Surfing at Harry Furlough’s Rocks.

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Tiderace #3 – Carmel Head was so big and fun to surf!

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16 July 2015, Porth Trwyn – Carmel Head

A beautiful summer day’s return journey from Porth Trwyn (Church Bay slipway was closed for repairs) to Carmel Head.

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Houses near Porth Trwyn.

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The stunning caves and arches north of Ynys Fydlyn.

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Dave Cutts at Carmel Head with the Skerries in the distance.

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