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Anglesey trips

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1. Llanddwyn Island, Newborough

This trip is a regular for us (we live a couple of miles away), particularly when we have visitors that would like to try sea-kayaking, or we only have an hour or so to spare.

It doesn't seem to matter how many times you visit Llanddwyn, the trip is always different.

Getting ready to leave Traeth LlanddwynShooting the isthmus
1) Launching from Newborough beach is usually a bit more challenging than this2) Shooting the isthmus between Llanddwyn island and Newborough beach
Llanddwyn North West coast - remains of churchApproaching Ynys Yr Adar (Bird Island)
3) The north side of the island is rarely calm like this and can be quite a shock on fairly moderate days, with the swell steepening quickly near the shore and rebounding from the cliffs4) There are always plenty of cormorants to be found here and, if you are lucky, seals too
Taking advantage of the high tide to cut the cornerLanding at Pilot's Cove for black tea and biscuits
5) The area at the seaward end of Ynys Llanddwyn can present a pretty confused sea on an otherwise calm day - on this occasion, we are able to cut the corner thanks to the very high tide6) Pilot's Cove, southwest Llanddwyn - last time we were here, it was difficult to land, and a small boat was being smashed to pieces in the swell
Buzzed by a microlite7) Newborough can be a busy place, but today our only fellow outdoor enthusiasts were high above us


2. Penmon and Puffin Island


3. Cable Bay to Rhosneigr


4. Cable Bay to Aberffraw


5. Aberffraw to Pen y Parc


6. Lligwy to Moelfre

This is an interesting coastline, but is always worth a little care when choosing the tide and sea state as an onshore breeze, especially against tide, can create quite lumpy conditions.

Good paddling with a round trip of about 8km.

Paddling in the calmHeading for Moelfre
1) On this occasion, there was a light offshore wind giving mainly calm conditions2) Heading for Moelfre - a bit of wind came up against the tide chop at Ynys Moelfre. We paid a quick visit to the village 'beach' and then landed at the old lifeboat slipway for a quick snack of traditional black tea and crackers.
Rounding Ynys Moelfre on the return journeyAn easy paddle back
3) Rounding Ynys Moelfre on the return journey - fine smell of guano4) Perfect timing on the tide gave us an easy ride back


7. Port Penrhyn to Ogwen River


8. Felinheli to Foel Farm, Brynsiencyn


9. Beaumaris to Fryars Bay


10. Dwyran to Malltraeth

Afon Braint at high tideApproaching the stepping stones
1) Launching on the Afon Braint under Bird World bridge at high tide2) Quick trip down the narrow river to the stepping stones
Negotiating the stepping stonesNegotiating the stepping stones 2
3) Negotiating the stepping stones at Pen Lon4) Phew - got through okay!
Crossing Newborough beachAfon Braint at low tide
5) Crossing Newborough beach and the gap at Llanddwyn Island at high tide - eerily calm6) Afon Braint at low tide - note the bicycle and other hazards for launching

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