I planned this trip on a wave of optimism, yes there was fog forecast but surely it wouldn't be bad & it'll clear early, or so I thought?
The plan was to meet with Noel & paddle out to Flat Holm then onto Monkstone lighthouse in the middle of the channel.
Noel for ages & he was keen to get on the water despite the conditions. This would be his first journey to Flat Holm.
|Flat Holm coming into sight, just!...|
|Signs of life on the Island. I wonder if they could see us?|
A new location for Noel & another Island bagged :)
We round the South side of the Island so as to do a near complete circumnavigation.
Thats Castle rock just behind Noel though its pretty static at the moment.
Again it was tricky holding course with bugger all to aim off at but eventually Lavernock Outfall Buoy came into view on our left. We were well on track.
Finally, within 490 metres of land we made out the very faint shadow of Lavernock & could relax & ease off the pace a bit. I evan had time for a couple of rolls, a very bad idea, brrrr!
Then just a short & lazy paddle back to Sully for a cup of tea in Myvanwy.
It wasn't quite the paddle we had planned but you should always be ready to change your plans on the sea & we had a bloody awesome paddle anyway & it was great to get out with Noel again...