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The day after the weekend

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 at 8:25 am Written by:

Skived off for 2 and a half days in Anglesey in the sunshin with Becka. Took kayaks and camped in the low-profile campsite down the dirt track with the “private no vehicles” sign, which was full. On Saturday evening we paddled from Roscylin to the Norman Court wreck, which had a steel girder above low water. There’s a bouy on it now. Shallow and good for snorkelling. Two huge dogfish swimming around it.

Sunday morning we went from Roscylin again, which was perverse, because we paddled all the way to Trearddur Bay. I wanted to check out the flood tide at the beacon. There was a huge counter-current in the bay behind the Hermine, and horrid viz. We eventually got to the island in front of the haunted house in the bay for a dive at 2pm. Viz was awful, but Becka found a conger. The idea was to then paddle to the shop and fill our tanks. The beach was full of divers, but no one took an interest in us at all. Becka fetched lunch.

The Hermine was disappointing. Awful viz again (we were followed by a boatload of divers), then back to the tent for the rest-overs of food.

Long waste of time in the morning in Rosneiger looking for a cafe. There’s some posh one that pretends it’s a launderomat. Then out from Porth China to the Kimya, which took an hour, not 40 minutes. And I failed to find the wreck in spite of trawling back and forthe everywhere with 40 metres of anchor rope trailing from the canoe. We dived on sand and continued looking for it. All we found was a huge knobbly stingray.

Late in the evening, instead of going home, we used up our dregs on the Kyle Princess. I was surprised to find it, and it was worth it. No mistaking for the amount of hull metal and the huge boiler. It was one of the ones we saw on a map in the pub, where they’ve drawn on all the wrecks round north wales like flies stuck to paper. We left at 8pm when the tide was low again and there was a big portage. Next time we go when low tide is midday.

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