Happy New Year all..
So off I went to Craig-y don near Llandudno with the new Rockpool Alaw, to meet up with a few hardy souls with the intention of a wee trip around the Great Orme and a bit of rock hopping.
Bearing in mind I bought the Alaw after a very satisfactory demo session in Scotland last year, I got a bit of a shock when I found it really twitchy and was dumped out of it about 15 seconds of launching, because I a) got turned by a wave and b) hadn't put me spraydeck on. Cue huge embarrassment all round.
Right onto me gammy shoulder, which complained, but after a couple of Voltarol kicked in I relaunched and joined up with the guys for a brief trip from one end of the bay to the pier and returned back on my own.
Pleased to say that my Gul cag with the latex neck seal performed admirably, [see post 2009/10/rubber-me-up], and I remained dry after dunking.
Hopefully things will improve on my next outing.
A Rockpool gathering..