along the cliffs toward Southerndown. I had only the morning
to spare and with high tide being at 9:18am we headed out
against the current from Newton Bay.
I finally got my new van this week after 3 long months of
trying to work out of my car, so I'd thought I'd show it off!
When I got there Mick was already down on the beach building
The water couldn't get much calmer than this! Only a slight
ripple in the water differed it from the sky.
There was a slight swell, but it didn't break before it hit
the cliffs which made it quite safe to get up close. Where
the water was near the roof of some caves the change in
level blew the air out with some amazing force.
be known as castle rock in the climbing guide, we couldn't
make a quick retreat as the tide had uncovered some
There was a lot more head room in this cave!
Backing into the cave.
This cave seemed to go on and on. You could here the swell
hitting the back wall but couldn't see that far in.
trip but time was pressing on and as far as I could see it
wasn't even visible yet.
been a lake at a steady 5kts. Great day out, cheers Mick.
I ended the day with a roll to get into practice. I've been
wussing out for ages because it's been so cold not that the
water was bubbling hot today!