Anglesey’s North Coast – 28/10/17

A fine day of kayaking on the North Coast.  Ed was trying out his new Tiderace Pace 17 in rough water conditions.  It performed excellently and seems to be the expedition boat that Ed has been looking for.  In addition to rough water we had fun surfing with porpoises.

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August 2017 Adventures – Part 2

Fiona and Peter joined me for two days of kayaking in the third week of August.

17 August – Porth Eilian to Amlwch

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August 18 – Menai Bridge to Plas Newydd

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19-20 August – Sandra and Kean celebrate Kean’s birthday!

19 August – Menai Bridge

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20 August – Rhoscolyn

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August 2017 Adventures – Part 1

Peter Holshke, from Hamburg, joined me for three days of sea kayaking in the first week of August.

6 August – Menai Bridge to Indefatigable and back.

Menai Straits - Swellies

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7 August – The Stacks, Soldiers Point to Porthdafarch

Stacks

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9 August – Rhoscolyn

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Thanks Peter!

13 August – Giovanni, Lorenzo, Paul, Ed and Geth Stacks trip

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Thanks Giovanni, Lorenzo, Paul and Ed!

Turtle Conservation and Sea Kayaking in Greece

For two weeks, in July 2017, I had the pleasure of leading a school group from Carterton College, Oxfordshire, on their Outlook Expeditions trip to Greece.  The itinerary took us from Athens to the Peloponnese Peninsula and then on to Lefkada, Ionian Islands, before returning to Athens.

The loggerhead turtle conservation project was conducted with Archelon, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.  Firstly, we visited Archelon’s sea turtle rescue centre in Athens, before volunteering to help with three days of morning and night surveys on the Peloponnese Peninsula.  These surveys are useful for collecting data on the turtles’ nesting behaviour and nest numbers.  Additionally, they enable Archelon volunteers to install protection around the nests to deter predation from dogs and foxes.

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Our rare sighting of a morning turtle, still nesting on the beach after sunrise.

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An attempted predation by a dog on a bamboo and steel mesh protected nest.

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Locating a newly laid nest.

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Protecting a newly found nest with bamboo and steel mesh.

For the final week of the expedition we travelled to Lefkada for a four day sea kayaking trip to the island of Meganisi.

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A secluded Lefkada island beach.

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Two of our double sea kayaks.

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Evening 1 camp site.

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Syvota

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Evening 2 and 3 camp site, Meganisi.

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Returning to Lefkada.

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Lefkada’s Blue Cave.

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Celebratory meal.

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Temple of Hephaestus

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The Acropolis

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The first modern Olympics Stadium

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Athens

A Stacks and Penrhyn Mawr Weekend Spring 2017

A great sunny weekend of paddling. Day 1 the Stacks journey and Day 2 surfing Penrhyn Mawr, with Paul Williams, Ed Loffill and Geth Roberts.  April 1-2, 2017.

Day 1 – Journeying against the ebbing current to North Stack, from Porth Dafarch, and back with the tidal flow.

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Day 2 – Penrhyn Mawr Park and Ride

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Lunch with friends

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Skerries, September 2016 – A beautiful journey

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The main flooding current flowed clockwise around this coast of Anglesey for the duration of our journey.

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Richard and Paul with Carmel Head behind them.

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The view south towards Holyhead Mountain.

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Ynys Fydlyn tiderace.

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