Ynysoedd y Moelrhoniaid, The Skerries – 5 Feb, 2018

Ynysoedd y Moelrhoniaid (Island of the Bald headed grey seal) or the Skerries.
Richard J, Paul and Steve.

What a great way to spend a cold Monday in February! HW (Liv) was 1438 (9.1m) and the flood runs until 1353. We put on at the beautiful bay of Porth Swtan (Swtan is a Whiting in Welsh) at 1225 and ferried to the Island. It’s an interesting ferry. Using transits, we could feel areas of faster/ slower water. The crossing took just under an hour. It’s always magical to arrive at the Skerries. Inquisitive seals are everywhere and the island certainly lives up to its Welsh name!
All day, the quality of light was amazing. Refractions causing distant objects to appear as if floating. However, the real ‘jewel’ of the day was an amazing view of Isle of Man. It would have been an excellent day for this crossing! But there again, all three of us were recovering from the lurgy, so maybe not.
We lingered for lunch and simply gazing at the view until cold prompted movement. Or maybe it was seeing the ebb tide increasing around Gull Rock? We paddled around the island, now feeling some considerable foce in the ebb. Another ferry took us across to Ynys y Fydlyn and one of our favourite areas of sea cliff and Coast. And so back to the vehicles.

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.




Tiderace #1 – Surfing at Ynys Fydlyn



Ynys Fydlyn Arch



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



The Carmel Head Rocky Channel System.



JF couldn’t wait for his lunch!



Lunch stop before Harry Furlough’s Rocks.



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





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



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.


Houses near Porth Trwyn.


The stunning caves and arches north of Ynys Fydlyn.


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