Aberporth

A quick and easy departure this morning, launch at high water so an easy move of the boats and we were off. What a difference this morning was. There was no race or breakers and we made good progress. Out around Dinas Head this was somenof the biggest strait cliffs i had paddled past so far and driffted my mind off to what await us the further north we go. Across Newport Bay such a change from yesterday and the pace was set as we sped along. The sea state had changed to a bit of a turn and there was some excitement around Cemaes Head lots of swell and some choppy stuff. All “fun on the bun” a quick stop for some lunch and toilet break and off again. Past Cardigan Island with Canadian geese chasing off gulls. There was a little tide race between and broke through we were doing well so far until there was a total change in the weather. A headwind appears and ripped up the sea and any plans for an easy afternoon.

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I’m sur anyone else who has tried to photograph anything in rough water will understand it never looks as bad in a picture as it was. There was a port quarter wind and chop and the waves were swamping the deck and occasionally splashing into the face and over the head. I enjoy this chalenging sea but we were both relieved to get to Aberporth where Steve Bunston of CBSK had kindly offered us a place for the night. Wow Welsh hospitality hasn’t let us down. The next kindness award for hospitality goes to him. Thanks.

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