Squaddie Madness

Cleopatra Coasteering

We took a bunch of Royal Anglian Regt lads out this afternoon. What a giggle….. They seemed quietly excited, some looked nervous, others were obviously taking it all in their stride. A nice little swell was pushing in, so we were able to utilize all our favourite water features including the “washing machine” and “tumble drier”. We started out gently, …

Rough Seas

Cleopatra Coasteering

Despite roughs seas and a strong wind, much fun was had by all in this mornings session. Coasteering at Abereiddi Bay. We were the first centre to arrive, so had our pick of routes and play spots.Timing is key in big swell and the group mastered it brilliantly. A very high tide made for some easy jumps, even the huge …

Ridgeback Puppy Photo’s

Cleopatra Pembrokeshire

I was flicking through photo albums earlier and found these of a cute little bundle of cuteness. 24 Days Old Needless to say she’s blossomed into a beautiful ‘beast’, lol. Now 18 months, she still thinks she’s that cute little pup. Gets all confused when we notice her “sneaking” up on the sofa, lol. She likes nothing more than tormenting …

Phew long day today

Cleopatra Coasteering

Three sessions at Stackpole Quay.An excellent group from Lord Wandsworth College CCF.This morning had us scrambling at low tide, spotting spider crabs and porpoise.This afternoon, even lower tide, exploring caves that are usually under many feet of water.Evening session, high tide, jump-tastic.Porpoise stayed around all day. The cadets were convinced they were dolphins but i don’t think so.Didn’t rain all …

Coasteering in the rain…

Cleopatra Coasteering

How much can it rain in one morning, LOTS is todays answer. We got to St Davids early and thought we’d put the kettle on while waiting for the group…… The skies opened, bucket loads of rain, but not cold. The girls pitched up, a little soggy and not too sure if we would go ahead. They had spent the …

Sunshine & showers

Cleopatra Coasteering

We’ve just spent the week working with Adventure Beyond. Year 9 Camp, 100 children staying at Pwll Caerog c/o Celtic Camping. With various groups rotating around a program of Coasteering, sea kayaking, surfing, raft building, climbing & abseiling and Open canoeing & beach bivvi. Monday morning had us sorting out kit, accommodation etc. That afternoon Cleo took a group out …

Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia Aurita)

Cleopatra Pembrokeshire

Most clients we take out Coasteering have an understandable fear of jellyfish. So I thought I’d give you an introduction to this beautiful creature. All jellyfish sting, however the moon jellies stinging tentacles cannot get through our skin (it’s too thick). The Medusa is translucent, usually about 5-40 cm across, and can be recognized by its four horseshoe-shaped gonads (like …

St Nons Coasteering

Cleopatra Coasteering

Met the group in St Davids. Four Americans and two Brits. Got kitted up with wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets etc. Walked 15 mins to coast then the adventure began. The cool water was refreshingly welcome and after the initial ‘wow that’s cold’ we all warmed up. There were loads of moon jelly fish about today. I’m guessing the calm warm …

Weekend madness

Cleopatra Coasteering

Sisters birthday BBQ in Swansea. Was great to meet up with long time no see friends and family. Lets see if we can all stay in touch this time! Two awesome coasteering sessions. Morning at Abereiddi with a crazy stag group, afternoon at ceirfai with a couple staying at Larkhill Tipi’s. Sunshine and swell, what more can you ask for. …

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Sooooo Funny was last modified: June 19th, 2009 by Cleopatra