Archive for May, 2008

Lighthouses, Cliffs & Caves, 2008′

Another year, another Lighthouses, Cliffs & Caves trip with the folks from Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre.  This year my fellow group members were Chris, Brian, Richard, Tamsin and Adrienne all looking for a couple of days good seapaddling.  Our guides for the weekend were Rosemary and Karl.

After the usual nourishing ‘Brenin’ Breakfast we were introduced to our guides who took us off for introductions, experience level and what we individually wanted out of the weekend. We then participated in the planning of a trip that day, looking at tide times, weather reports, OS maps and charts. After deciding on a trip,  we then visited the stores where we picked up stuff like paddles, BA’s, flares etc.

Our trip on the Saturday was to be from Point Lynas to Bull Bay on Anglesey.

This trip gave us a Lighthouse on Point Lynas a couple of sea caves and a replica ship in Amlwch Port!

Set off from Porth Eilian

There’s a couple of people in there…………..

 

Karl, pointing out some stalagtights………..

 

Lunch stop at Port Amlwch

Berthed at Port Amlwch, the Schooner Pickle………

Last cave……………………..!

Arrive at Bull Bay.

Sunday brought a change in the weather! which made us decide on a ‘plan B’ !   This would take us to the Menai Straits where we could stay out of the strong SW winds forcast for that day.

This still meant we had to check out the tides as there are various sections on the Straits which are affected, such as ‘The Swellies’

Route from Menai Bridge,  a trip of about 11km.

 

 

 Lunch stop, tarp up, then the sun came out !

 

 

All in all another good trip on the Menai, one which I’ve done before, but felt more confident this time round!

The weekend finished off with the usual tea and cakes back at Plas y Brenin, additional information was provided by Rosemary on reading material, resouces etc. and ‘goodbye’s’ to fellow group members !

 

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