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Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

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Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

Postby abbo » 21 Sep 2017, 11:10

My mate Sedge hurt his back, he ummed and arrrrrrd for days about going fishing. Eventually, he had a last minute fitness test and failed.
I decided to go on my own. An overnighter.

Did I say I bought another bag? (mountain range) to help carry bigger loads.
I'd had enough of bags hanging over my arms, shoulder and neck. I purchased a mountain bag - put everything in and load up like a royal marines bergen. I put my tent, sleeping bag, kettle, food, drink and lure stuff all together as orderly as I could.
I was now a mountain marineproper hard I am. :cheer: :blah:

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After the long drive to the coast. I was quickly out of the car, bergen on my back. Oeuff, it was heavy - respect to the marines. One advantage is, your off out, a lot quicker like this.

A 30 minute walk down a steep hill, past a gushing mountain water fall, down the steps and I'm there, at last - phew. That was tough. Should be easier coming back I'm thinking - no water or food to carry.

Before pitching my tent, I fished high water for an hour into darkness - nothing to show for it. The sea nice and flat on this south facing beach. The sea flattened by a 10 mph NNE breeze.

So, ok - I'm on my own, miles from the nearest house or road and no phone signal. A bit risky but, I like it.
A fire lit, made with washed up wood taken from feasting sand lice and rubbish (bits of paper and rope)
A coffee & sausage roll a ten minute chill. No road traffic noise, tv or idle chatter just the sea and the odd bird noise.
Waders left over a rock to dry near the fire. The alarm set for low water 01:30 hours.
I don't know why I just find it so exciting - love being out like this proper freedom

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The low water session was proper rubbish not one single bite or even an inquiry. I gave 100 minutes - then got back into my sleeping bag for another couple of hours kip.

High water and day light. The sun peeping it's head over the mountain top. I headed half mile from the beach onto some elevated rocks - fish were jumping 30 yards out. What a change for high water.

A bass or Pollock almost every cast - the new Tenryu Swat bending nicely into diving pollocks or feisty small bass .
A couple of fish placed into a fast filling rock pool, seeing them spill over a weir into the sea pleases me.

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Two hours after high it went quiet. I had enough time to light up the kettle. Piping hot coffee to wash down the obligatory croissants.
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Now then, just the small matter of the arduous challenge of lumping the bergen back up the hill.
"Lets have itttttttttt"





Another adventure over - Just aches and pains in my thighs and back to soothe over the next few day's.

Cheers all.
 
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Re: Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

Postby Shane ousby » 21 Sep 2017, 12:41

Brilliant report "........no more to be said :gp: :thumb:
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Re: Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

Postby liphook » 21 Sep 2017, 13:37

Spot on Abbo :thumb: You can't beat a bit of wild camping with a brew from a kellykettle :gp:
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Re: Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

Postby rob f » 21 Sep 2017, 15:19

Great report mate :thumb:
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Re: Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

Postby starfish » 21 Sep 2017, 17:52

nice i like it :thumb:
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Re: Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

Postby Dids » 22 Sep 2017, 16:35

Excellent report buddy good stuff :gp:
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Re: Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

Postby hughie » 07 Oct 2017, 22:11

love reading you reports abbo, sounds like you had a brilliant time. can't wait for the next one. :thumb:
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Re: Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

Postby sharpey » 08 Oct 2017, 12:22

Superb read. Well reported....


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Re: Overnighter on the Llyn pennisula

Postby jonniace » 11 Oct 2017, 13:54

Brilliant report mate, you can't beat getting away from everything now and again :gp:
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