Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

Axel Schoevers (Photo: A. de Krook) Name:
Axel Schoevers
Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Waves of reflection

A northwesterly storm force 8 is raging. I went on a coastal hike from Holyhead to Porthdafarch. From Soldiers' Point I had great views of massive breaking waves reflected off the Holyhead breakwater. My hike continued towards North Stack. From there I went up Holyhead Mountain and down towards South Stack, continuing towards Portdafarch. Walking back along the road past Anglesey Outdoors Centre. Familiar scenes seen from a different perspective.


derrick said...

wow that's impressive.. and there you are walking when you could be out there catching a wave!

Axel said...

Hi Derrick, for some reflections one has to be out of the clouds first. Hiking-up Holyhead mountain gives a clear 360 degree view. But on that day it was also the first day of a 5* assessment. It ran IN the harbour and off the end of the breakwater. I did not join. Burrying my head in the foam pile would be a sea kayakers equivalent of the ostrich. And it would not be the first time that I am being thrashed.