Morning arrived and the outlook looked grim. It was already spitting with rain and a scramble up the embankment to catch the forecast on the VHF reveals more of the same. Westerly force 5 to 6, Occasionally F7 , F4 for a time, squally showers, sea state moderate becoming rough. Not really the weather to be exploring the western reaches of Skomer Island.
Taran for this picy. It was great fun riding the waves back but the weather seems to lighten up a bit by the time we reached Little Sound.
We make it through unscathed, although I'm pretty sure I may have been over if I was in my Easky. It brought back memories of my first experience of the Bitches. The waves look bad enough then as Taran paddles in up front you realise just how big they actually are. I took a video but as I was ferry gliding most of the action was behind the camera.
Not a very long paddle so we stick around Martins Haven for some rolling practice.
As you can guess I didn't come up. I also had a hard job getting back in, I remember Martin mention his new boat was a bugger to get in. The bow and stern are so thin and long on these Tahe's! Since then I've been in a rolling rut, I haven't managed a single one! I have managed a few clambers on deck though.
Back in the van and dried up we make for home after a fantastic weekend on the water.