Llyn Padarn Peer Paddle – Saturday 3rd August 2019 Martin Eley
While a large number of the club were enjoying The Alps a group of 21 paddlers decided to opt for the more sedate waters of Llyn Padarn in Llanberis, North Wales.
The day started at 10:30am with people arriving and immediately thinking about food, after a few packed lunches were raided and bacon sandwiches consumed we were ready to get on the water.
Heading North West the conditions couldn’t have been better for a leisurely paddle to the top end of the lake and back. There was hardly any wind and, while it was overcast it was lovely and warm.
After a break for lunch we then headed off to the south eastern end of the lake to explore some of the small inlets, bridges and the river that flows into the lake, then made our way slowly back.
After arriving back at the put in, a brief rolling/rescue practice session broke out.
The group consisted of a mix of hardened sea kayakers, regular paddlers, novices, one SUP and a couple of juniors who did incredibly well covering the 7k distance!
Llyn Padarn, is set in beautiful scenery and has Snowdonia as its backdrop and proved to be an excellent venue with some of the group commenting that they would certainly return.
All that was left was to pack up and make our way to Pete’s Eats for a well-earned dinner!
Thanks to everyone who came along.