It was the bi-annual West Wales Sea Kayak meet. The forecast promised to be good for the long weekend of paddling, drinking and catching up with old friends. I decided to join the Bishops and Clerks trip after turned down the invite for Grass Holm with Eurion and Mark.
I have visited these off shore chain of islands when paddling out to The Smalls and on return from the Ireland Crossing. I have since wanted to return to take in the trip in its entirety rather than a brief passing.
Photo by Sean Hurrell
Quite a few had wanted to join in the same trip so we split in to two large groups. The usual suspects included (from left to right above) Sean, Gareth, Me, Jim and Chris, Mike Mayberry was also leading our group.Chris and Jim trying to look as if they know what they are doing.
So the plan was to take the south-flowing stream from Abereiddy down and out to North Bishop. From there is was a case of simply allowing the tide to take us down past Carreg Rhoson, Daufraich (Bishops) and lastly South Bishop. At which point the south flowing stream should be slowing to allow us to ferry glide across to Ramsey Island, sneaking through the Midland Gap and up through Ramsey Sound and into Whitesands Bay. Simples.
A fantastic trip and another one ticked off the bucket list. It was time to retire back to the club at Fishguard to catch Wales vs England in the rugby with a Chinese takeaway and a few pints to merry the night away.