Eurion needed a taxi so he could go out to play this weekend so he invited me along for a weekends camping on Flat Holm Island, haha. We were up at dawn and ready to launch just before 10am to use the last couple of hours of the flood to take us up to Steep Holm.
After packing the essentials we were ready to be on our way.
Eurion beneath Rudder Rock and the WWII lookout.
The others would not be arriving for a few hours yet so we decided to carry on across the channel and leave Steep Holm in our wake....
With no sign of the others we turned around an headed back out into the channel for our decent back on to Steep Holm.
Mark, Chas and Richard. We took a tour of the island whilst we waited for the tide to turn so we could make our way up to Flat Holm.
We made steady progress distantly passing Jim, Kevin, Hywel and John heading in the opposite direction. It seemed odd they were using the tide to take them up to Flat Holm while we were using it to descend back to Sully....must have been that big eddy.
We caped off the trip with a quick half in the Captains Wife. A great weekend with great company, fine weather and hospitality. Thanks again to Sam, Aislinn, Yvonne and Leila for the warm welcome and putting up with us. You can visit Flat Holm web site here and 'like' thier Facebook page here.
22 nautical miles/44km/25 miles, 6 hours 20 minutes of paddling.