dithering. Forecast was force 2-3 with sunny intervals but
2.2m surf in Llantwit/Nash. I was playing with the idea of
heading out to Flat Holm, but decided to wait for calmer sea's.
spring tides the sea was miles away and it was an eventful
journey down to the sea through the mud and seaweed!
Low tide was about 12:00 so decided to make my way
toward Nash Point on the ebb.
doesn't head my way.
as a thermal top, t-shirt and cag was one layer to many!
much with an average speed of 3.5kts.
With the spring tides the water was much further out than
normal. Upon reaching Llantwit Major I realised I made a
good choice launching from Aberthaw. The surf was pretty
awesome and I had to make quite a detour to avoid the
I wont be rock hopping this week!
As I make my way closer Nash Point I notice my speed
drastically slowing as I hit the confused waters.
Surely with the East cardinal buoy within 0.22 nm I can
make it! My speed continues to drop, 1.5kts, 0.5kts, 0kts.
That was it the fight was over. Looking back at my track
on my GPS when I got home I realised I was actually getting
There are two towers at Nash Point and the surrounding
buildings have been turned into holiday cottages. I cut
the grass for the cottages in the summer and have often
looked down on to the sand bar, but it was not in reach
today. Heading back my average speed was now 6kts.
some lunch as this was one of the few places which was sheltered
from the surf.
I didn't draw the face by the way.
I made a dash for it but lost my water bottle in the process.
On the way back the tide reached the cliffs, but not quite
enough to enter the caves