Day out training to Flat Holm and Steep Holm

Paddling across any part of the Bristol Channel can be quite challenging due to its fairly rapid stream rate and huge tidal range, this becomes more so when it’s a spring tide like today.
The exercise consists of a 26km (14Nm) paddle broken up with a walk about on Steep Holm. I’ve written a few words about it with more pics here.

Looking out into the Bristol Channel from Penarth towards Flat Holm (L) and Steep Holm (R)

Brief stop off on Flat Holm for a hot drink and a snack

Looking from Steep Holm across to Brean Down over the fast flowing ebb

Rudder Rock at western end of Steep Holm

A 26km round trip