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Anglesey Club Weekend #4 by John Cooke

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Anglesey Club Weekend #4 by John Cooke

Anglesey was again calling and Members of LCC were heading to Anglesey Outdoors in droves, I arrived mid-afternoon on Friday and got my tent pitched and sorted and then waited for others to arrive, needless to say, the Paddler’s return was busy Friday evening.

With large numbers of people it was decided to all just meet the next morning and we would split into groups, we had decided to go from Rhosneigr so all met on the beach and split into groups, there were quite a few new faces and we eventually formed 5 groups.

We set off out the bay and headed right with no particular destination in mind.  The plan was just to see where we would get to!

Along the way, we hugged the coast and dipped in and out of the bays and I think we stopped 3 times for elevenses. At lunchtime, we stopped at Borth Wen and had a late lunch on the beach.  After a short while a couple of the other groups arrived.

Back on the water,we headed back towards Rhosneigr, again with a couple of stops between all the rock hopping.  In parts, the wind was against us and by the time we reached Rhosneigr there were some tired arms and shoulders.  Still, the sun was out and parking was easy with a short carry to the cars.

A barbecue was planned for the evening and people sat around chatting on the campsite.  Unbelievably, not a single map or Admiralty chart appeared, no talk of storm force blah blah that the salty dogs love. Again, the plan was to just meet at Port Dafarch beach and get on the water in our groups.  A few people had decided not to paddle so fewer groups were needed, it was only a short trip planned up to Trearddur Bay with the option of a two-way trip for those that wanted a longer paddle.

A quick shuttle and we were on the water, the plan was to just dip in and out of the bays and do some rock hopping along the way. As we arrived in Trearddur Bay we decided to cross over towards Porth Diana.  We met seval other groups here, chatted for a bit and then paddled through some very narrow gaps out into the now sizable swell.   This was just enought to just dip our toes in the lumpy stuff so some of the newer people could get a feel for condtions as the wind started to back to the West.

As we landed on the beach some of the more experienced paddles decided to do the return journey while others headed for home.  A few of us nipped in to the Sea Shanty for a bite to eat and a drink.

Another great weekend on the salty stuff and another great LCC trip.

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