Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Puffin Race

I am in Anglesey to pick up Rockpool and Nigel Dennis sea kayaks, among which the three Explorers for 2kayak4batten. It is great to meet-up with Justine and to be on the water again. The forecast was horrible for lots of rain and a cyclonic 5-7 wind. But the afternoon promised to be for less wind and even some sunshine...

We decided to go to the Penmon headland for a paddle around Puffin Island. The southerly wind was still strong but manageable. Upon returning to Penmon the flood had just started and with the southerly wind this could well turn into a nice race later on. Fighting the headwind for half an hour towards the listed shipwreck and surfing back within 10 minutes.

With all those years paddling in Anglesey, I never before played in this race and it actually build-up to something very nice. At one time I was taking a picture and the kayak started surfing by itself. It was a great afternoon paddle.

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