We were lucky to be paddling a mix ofVenture kayakDelphins and Scorpios along with a couple of elegantP&HCapella and Cetus sea kayaks. Part of the fun is packing the deck pods, dry clothes in the back, helmet in the front with food, water and suncream in the little hatch just in front of the cockpit. Some split paddles went under the deck bungees and our instructor Giles had a bilge pump in case of any little accidents. Our tour from South Stack to North Stack gave us an entirely new perspective of the Gogarth cliffs as well as an appreciation of tides, swell, wind, tidal races and rock hoping.
The ocean is beautiful and mysterious but despite its splish splashiness it really isn't very forgiving. The big blue has a heck of an attitude so any trip worth its salt takes planning and preparation. When on holiday we quite like to know we are going to be back in time for the team BBQ rather than half way to Ireland so when we were on Anglesey last weekend we spent a day withOutdoor Alternativewho know the waters around the island intimately.