I decided to paddle out to St David's Head straight into the northerly wind and then let the ebbing tide take me down to Ramsey Island.
The paddle out to St David's Head and into the tide stream past the head was quite interesting with the wind and tide creating a few areas of standing waves and confused water.
The paddle from St David's Head to Gwahan, the small rock to the north of Ramsey Island, was also pretty interesting and I made good progress even though it was mostly against the wind.
The sea around Gwahan as usual was worth a play with the NE corner having some reasonable standing waves.As I paddle into Ramsey Sound and along the eastern side of Ramsey Island I am sheltered from the wind and the sea conditions calm right down. The sun overhead silhouettes menacingly the jagged line of The Bitches as they jut out across Ramsey Sound.
As I paddle out of Rhod Uchaf there are good views northward of the Ramsey coastline with the St David's Head peninsula in the distance. A small fishing boat is also taking advantage of the ebbing tide to aid their progress through the sound.
As I paddle into Rhod Isaf I notice a small cave just big enough to squeeze the kayak in. On the cave wall on my left is a very strange looking thing which I haven't got a clue what it is. I half expect it to fly off the wall and latch onto my face like something out of the film Alien. I have been trying to find out what it is but so far no luck. If anyone can help identify please get in touch.
I manage to position the kayak on a little shelf to take the above photos of the water pouring through the gap in the rocks. In a few hours these rocks will form the main surfing wave as the tide starts to flow northward.
For a moment I thought I had misjudged my ferry glide but after putting on a spurt I was out of the main flow and paddling along the coast to a deserted St Justinian, which in a couple of weeks will start to fill up with the boat trip RIBs.