Monday, 30 May 2011

Ramsey Sound Playground 30-05-2011


With the last 2 days surf dropping and the wind easing Bobby was very keen to get back in his kayak which was good as his confidence took a bit of a knock since his last venture out in the surf, but today he coped really well.

I was back in the Nordkapp after spending the last 2 days in the playboat and the surf kayak. After seeing Bobby safely back on Terra Firma I paddled out to have a play in the overfalls at Carreg Gafeilliog at the North end of Ramsey Sound.

After spending an hour or so playing in the rough water I paddled South through Ramsey Sound to Pen Dal-aderyn using a counter flow to aid my progress against the main North flowing tide race.

At Pen Dal-aderyn I paddled into the North flowing flood tide race and started my ferry glide across to the Bitches.

It was quite a bumpy paddle but I was soon tucked in behind the outermost Bitch where I had a rest before paddling across the Bitches to Ramsey Island.


The flood tide was starting to ease but the Viking Explorer RIB still had to put on a spurt to get up through the Bitches.

After a play in the confused white water I paddle back across the Bitches and back out  into the North flowing tide flow.


As usual it was a fast bumpy ride with waves coming from all angles but still great fun.

After a few hundred yards the sea calmed but was still flowing at a fair pace and I was soon approaching St John's Point and nearly back at Porthsele.

No great distance but good to be back in the Nordkapp. I never get bored of paddling in Ramsey Sound, what an awesome piece of water and always to be treated with the utmost respect.

3 comments:

Taran Tyla said...

Nice pics, I'm itching to get back to Ramsey & looking at your blog is making it worse :)

stoney (Martyn) said...

I echo Tarans comments - gagging to go paddling! Not long until I'll be there, July 31st.
Still no boat though :(

Stuart said...

Some great pictures of the Bitches. I thought Bobby was brave for a moment scrolling down to the pictures of the waves.