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Our experience coasteering in North Wales, Porth Ruffydd

By Rose and Karla, student marine biologists Bangor University


During our coasteering experience with Matt, we saw the vast scenery of Wales along with diverse geology and wildlife. Our journey consisted of climbing over and across rocks, involving keeping good hand holds and footing on small cliffs, jumping from different heights into water, and swimming through small currents, deeper waters further from the rocks and even swimming in a cave!


Below will show our experience climbing, jumping and swimming in our coasteering journey in North Anglesey


During our coasteering experience with Matt, we saw a vast scenery along with diverse geology and wildlife. This moment was captured as we were preparing to start our coasteering journey. This entailed correctly fitting our safety equipment (i.e., wetsuits, helmet and buoyancy aid).



After traversing across the rocky landscape pictured behind us, we got to our first jump into the sea. This gave us our first taste of the water aspect of the day and it was such an experience to be emersed in such a breath taking coastline. We swam through some beautifully clear waters along the rocks and exited the water.



Continuing on we got onto the next portion of our journey, we adapted to learning to navigate the rocks by taking the path along the rocks using the right techniques for selecting hand holds and correct footing. As we got further along, the landscape opened up to show more of the coastline, giving an amazing atmosphere and view.