It was a perfect morning when we left Aberdaron.
Bardsey Island looked temptingly close. The Welsh name for the island Ynys Enlli, translated as 'Isle of the Currents', backed up the description a couple of paddlers gave us as we left the beach. We dwelled on it briefly, the flow through the sound would now be well into the flood. We regrettably decided to stick to our plan and leave Bardsey for another day. In hindsight the conditions were perfect and since wished we had given it a go.
We take on a few carbs in the glassy turquoise water just out of reach of the south westerly breeze that is slowly picking up.
High altitude Cirrus Clouds move in from the west indicating an approaching depression in the weather forecast for tomorrow.
Things start to improve with the emergence of the Snowdonia mountains in the distant horizon...
And we find a cave...
And a little wildlife.
Elans dogs spot us from the shore and greet us in the water just short of our destination.
Not a bad paddle, maybe if sea conditions were a little more lively it would add a bit more interest on the headlands. However nice to knock off a bit of North Walian coast. We will have to return to continue on toward Anglesey to connect the gaps. A livelier day forecast for tomorrow that turns out to be a good one.