Friday, 10 April 2009

Bull Bay to Moelfre and back

We had a pass out for Good Friday but unfortunately a lot of the usual gang were unable to make it.
The forecast was looking mixed and changed by the day.
Plans were made initially it was looking like Ga and I.
The initial plan due to tide and winds were to go from Moelfre down to Puffin and then return using the tides.
It was more or less decided and by chance Mary was back on Facebook.
I had been in contact with Mary on two previous occasions as a result of the North West Sea Kayakers.
We had met on some occasions but had never paddled together.
Mary implied that she might be up for Friday.
I had a niggling feeling that with the start of the holiday season and knowing that side of the Island that the inevitable jet skiing gang may be out and suggested we start further up the coast at Bull Bay.
Plans made and Mary was also free.
Up early although very dull and we set off from Bull Bay.
Used the tide flow but quickly realising that with its speed we would soon get to our lunch spot early so into the shore line for some relaxed rock hopping and sight seeing.
A quick stop at Lligwy Bay, a fantastic beach very quiet and obviously a subdued bank holiday.
Met the guy from last Friday the instructor and then just prior to Moelfre we saw four Dolphins just off the coast.
Some debate re Dolphins or Porpoise but approaching them due to size and shape it was clear that they were Dolphins.
If that was not enough they then started to perform and leap fully out of the water doing somersault's.
What a fantastic sight to see.
We continued on and just about snuck into Moelfre as the tide had clearly turned at Ynys Moelfre.
A relaxed lunch and then a windy but quick return.
A bouncy ride through Point Lynas and back to Bull Bay.
Just over 19 miles but with tidal assistance it certainly did not feel like such mileage.
Great to meet Mary who is certainly a competent paddler very interesting and such great company.
I certainly look forward to Mary's company within the near future another great days paddling. Bull BayMary, Ga and Dave Ynys AmlwchYnys DulasThe shore line was covered in mussel shellsCan you spot the face?The first jelly fish of 2009Could we rescue their!!!

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