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Anglesey Weekend #4 Moelfre to Red Wharf Bay by Martin Page

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Anglesey day 2 Sunday 1st October
By Martin Page with photos by Andy Broddle
Moelfre to Red Wharf Bay and return

Lead Ian Bell, with Andy B, Andy BR, Catriona, Martin, Miles, Owen and Stuart.

With a storm overnight and winds forecast F4-5 SW all day, a northeast coast trip seemed a good idea for Sunday. Night before in the Paddlers bar Ian put together a coast-hugging plan for Moelfre south to Benllech and Red Wharf Bay.

We all set off on a cautious drive across the island, with 20 mph limits now in every village!

We launched from the small cove beach at Moelfre into a sheltered flat calm sea. I was hoping for some fun in the mini tide race around Moelfre Island, but I was sorely disappointed, not a wave or any moving water to be found. I did spot an elusive Sea Otter, grey and furry from under a rock and into the water, right in front of boat.

We paddled down the coast, keeping under cliffs, different this side of Anglesey being covered with plants, unlike bare rock around the rest of the island. A bit of rock hopping, and a bit of wind across the open bays. Arrived at Benllech for a lunch stop, often a wide expanse of sand, today with a high spring tide we landed on a narrow strip of beach close to the sea wall.

Then on to Red Wharf Bay, a rare chance to paddle freely all the way into the bay, most of us are used to seeing a vast area of mud and sand.

Returned straight back along the coast, pausing only to meet Ollie Sanders running a course group from Plas-y-Brenin. Landing safely at Moelfre, thanks to Ian for a fun and well led paddle.

Andy Broddle, the unofficial club photographer, took all the photos.
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