It's been a while since I've got the boat out, almost three months in fact, my longest 'dry' spell. A few reasons. The obvious one being the weather, I've also had and still have an elbow injury, and simply a lack of enthusiasm. Finally however halfway through April, for one day only, it feels a little like Spring. After a 5am wakeup call I join James, Gareth, Marcus, Simon, Gerwyn and Gary for a long awaited trip along the southern Pembrokeshire Coast.
Almost this entire trip is within the military firing range, notice the various military buildings above the sands.
You may have to look very closely in some of today's pictures to spot the kayakers dwarfed beneath the huge towering cliffs.
This section of coast just kept giving and giving. This narrow causeway was spectacular, again rising high out of photographic reach.
Further along Marcus spots a cave but paddling in reveals it's a collapsed cave (cave without a roof) with emerald green waters.
A short distance in a small cove is St Govan's Chapel, built in the 13th Century on a site of a holly well that once attracted pilgrims.
It was only a short paddle to Stackpole Head and we were able to pass though two of the caves through the headland, popular with nesting sea birds.
I take a short stole up the coast path with superb views to the east as far as Caldey Island near Tenby while the rest of the group go back to pick up the cars.
A track our our paddle off my phone app which I usually use for mapping my running and cycling but seems to work well with the paddling also. A brilliant paddle once again made all the better for the great company. Not quite sure if it beats the Witches Cauldron paddle but definitely up there with the best.