This weekend I headed out to Goodwick, Fishguard for the West Wales Sea Kayak Meet, with a few others....
I finally get to see my new tent in the light of day, having ever only pitched it in the dark.
We head over to the Beaches Dinner for a full Welsh breakfast to sooth the hangover before meeting to discus the days arrangements.
Today I get to test out to new toys I had for my birthday, my new Overboard deck bag with my new SLR camera inside.
Launching from DalePicture by Eurion
Skokholm, Skommer and Grass Holm Islands are all visible further north and west.
We hug the cliffs for the next few kilometres of shoreline where the rock turns from soft Old Red Sandstone to harder igneous rock, which has been carved out into some impressive structures worth exploring.
Me enjoying myself - Picture by Eurion
Leaving the caves behind we continued on toward Jack Sound between the tip of St Brides Bay and Skomer Island. Here it was more exposed to the northerly wind and the stronger tides running through the narrow sound proving us with a bouncy trip back to Martins Haven a short distance away.
Most were sensible got their heads down for the night after the bar kicked everyone out gone 2am. A few of us however continued on the festivities in the warmth of one of the rugby changing rooms until 6:30am.
A great weekend with some good friends old and new...the paddling wasn't bad either, another stretch of Welsh coast knocked off. A special thanks to Mike Mayberry for organising the event and we look forward to next years event...if they'll have us back.