Friday, 16 September 2016

Yr Wyddfa



We have decided to start running again and signed up for a few events for this year and next.The carpark at the top was full so the awful start and finish at Llanberis.





Saturday, 3 September 2016

Man v Mountain The End

He thinks he,s wet look at us!!!!!!!

Wet and Happy
So you run 22 miles uphill, abseil, go down a slide into the water, and, and then help others




Can you see the accent in the background?









Man v Mountain

The start,





They were married on Friday and he took part on Saturday






Friday, 2 September 2016

Windy paddle, fishing and the Ormes

We met at Craig Y Don, whilst waiting the winds picked up but on seeing the guys on the shore line hauling in mackerel there was no way I could spoil Ga,s fun.
We headed for the pier and it was a slog, the winds had picked up.
Some cover past the prom and then the sea just boiled with a white bait type small silvery fish, thousands of them.
They were shortly joined by the mackerel.
We paddled towards Hornby caves with some big swells.
I expected the seas to pick up as as  usual we were against the tides.
Lines dropped and throughout the day about 30 mackerel, apart fro 6 good sized ones the rest went back.
Across the harbour with some interesting beam seas to the Little Ormes and as with the start a slog against the winds back.9 miles fish for tea and a bloody great day.






Saturday, 27 August 2016

Ormes with MTJ and Mike


Forecast seemed good, low winds 2,s and 3,s, woke up and saw Easterlies in double figures knowing there might be some wind over tide.
Thought I,d assess on the day with Mike and MTJ
We arrived 11,ish and set off around the Little Ormes.
Lots of firsts, seeing climbers on the Little Orme, a  Kingfisher following the rock face and appeared to be feeding.
Also on the low tide went into the cave and found another cave fantastic, loads of seals.
Off towards Llandudno and a stop for Mike to stretch his legs.
Then around the corner where there was the usual movement of water.
A pit stop for lunch during which you could see a build up of the winds and some white horses.
It was then five minutes of fun trying to get back into Llandudno and the guys did well.






Lunch spot






Saturday, 30 July 2016

Conwy solo

An early start, there is another 5.30 on a Saturday, HW 0830.
Arrived some drizzle off and up to Dolgarrog for my breakfast butty and coffee.
On my return the sun shone.
Loads of Egrets and Herons at one stage a flock of 10 Egrets.
A great morning, very quiet on your own, its very different.












Friday, 29 July 2016

Colwyn Bay

Mark had not paddled for some time, the forecast looked good.
The plan was to do the Ormes, go against the flood for a while and come back with it for high water.
The sun shone but the winds picked up but nothing dramatic.
We launched and were met by big swells, its a fairly shallow coastline, I could tell that Mark was slightly apprehensive, the Jesus grip on the paddles and lack of conversation.
It appeared to increase and we pushed through Rhos On Sea.
A short distance later Mark stated he,d had enough.
he had dome well and we slowly headed back, with the following sea!