Mawddach Estuary by Gareth Jones

14 paddlers turned out for a day out on the Mawddach Estuary and a trip to Penmaenpool and back. We set off in the morning with the last one paddling off at 10:30 and we arrived at Pen around Noon but minus 2 who had got stuck after going down a blind alley. After waiting 5 minutes for the water to rise they carried on and joined us at Pen.
As soon as high water reached Pen we headed back down the estuary weaving around it trying to retain deep water and avoid getting beached.
The estuary can leave you stranded if you don’t pay attention and the re was the odd scraping of sand with paddles and a couple of very short walks of shame during the day but overall no dramas and everyone survived.
Thanks to those who turned up and made it into an enjoyable day out on the water.