Thursday, 15 April 2010


A very pleasant morning with very little wind and the sun shining,so much so I had opted for the shortie. Dave and Taff had arranged with Ga to use our joint purchase the Canadian to have a paddle.

Not met Dave before but he is a member of a club in Derby and has paddled for approximately one year.

Taff is a good friend and ex colleague of Gars .

Introductions done and the lads set the wrong direction but we never mentioned it!

A good flow and up to our usual lunch spot near to Trefriw.

Loads of birds about and the running commentary from Ga re descriptions.

Tide turned and the wind picked up which is not a particular problem for the sea kayaks but the Canadian acts like a bloomin sail.

Combined with the wind over tide making it at some stages interesting for the lads.

A couple of well deserved brew stops along the way ending back at Benarth.

The guys had not done such mileage in a while and it was a fantastic effort by all.

Great to meet the guys and hopefully next time we can all use the open boats.

Lads, lads its the other way
Right did we say I was in the front or you?

The spectacular Conwy Castle

Snow still on the tops great views
The lads

Not seen that paddling position in the BCU manual Dave

Stitched views whilst re-charging batteries, lads have you got some pasties?
Lunch spot



Tal Y Cafn bridge

Break time, a well deserved break, a brew and did I see another pastie?
The finish, a fantastic effort by the gang, just over 20 miles, there out tonight for a beer me thinks they will smell the barmaids apron and still feel as if heir on the see.

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