Category: Nature

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Sea’s Alive

I haven’t managed to go fishing again since I was out SUP fishing on Monday, but I have been swimming a couple of times and the sea is alive with fish at the moment. It’s madness. Small bait fish (mainly sprats) are literally throwing themselves onto the rocks and beaches around here. All in an attempt...

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Summer Sea Birds

After a few weeks of fairly miserable weather, and a horrible bike ride on Sunday morning in constant rain and murk, the weather took a turn for the better yesterday. An amazing contrast from cold, grey and wet to glorious sunshine and scorching temperatures. It reached 24.3ºC yesterday according to the Borth & Ynyslas Weather...

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SUP Surfing, a Break in the Weather & Orchids

The amazing weather we’ve been having has finally changed and blue skies have been replaced by grey this morning on the beach. It’s still warm at 15ºC throughout the night, and yesterday we reached a maximum of 26.3ºC, the hottest temperature of the year so far. There was a little bit of swell too yesterday...

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Snorkelling on Borth Reefs

I haven’t been able to swim since Christmas thanks to a shoulder injury so have been missing out on loads of clear water, early morning swims in Aberystwyth and hadn’t even been out around the reefs in Borth. I had some time to get out snorkelling on Borth reefs today though and what a treat it...

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Aberdaron to Morfa Nefyn Coast Path Run

Coast Path Vital Stats Aberdaron to Morfa Nefyn Distance: 24.51 miles Elevation Gain Today: 1062m Highest Elevation: 149m Time: 5:21:46 Av. Pace: 13:08 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 124bpm Max Heart Rate: 168bpm Calories: 2493 Totals to Date Total Distance: 177.93miles Total Time: 34:01:04 Total Elevation Gain: 5509m Total Calories: 17,292 Distance to go: 704 miles I’d postponed my Aberdaron...

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Snakes at Ynyslas

There’s almost always something interesting on my morning walk around the dunes. This morning it was the remnants of sand castles on the beach, the super-flat calm waters of the sea and an Adder. There are plenty of snakes in the dunes at Ynyslas, this one was out basking in the early morning sunshine.

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Bank Holiday Activities

Dawn Chorus in the Dunes That was a good bank holiday. My usual early start but for a change I didn’t get up immediately but lay in bed listening to the dawn chorus. The blackbirds and sparrows were in good voice and they were soon joined by Skylark too. I’m sure there were robins and plenty...

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Big Garden Birdwatch

We had an extra incentive to do the Big Garden Birdwatch this year: points for the Green Impact Scheme. The Green Impact Scheme is an NUS run scheme that the University take part in aimed at reducing waste, improving efficiency and general saving the planet. I mentioned it a while back when we did the...

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Ynyslas Beach Whale Removal

The beached Whale at Ynyslas has been removed today. I just so happened to notice a digger go past the house whilst I was vacuuming the living room and thought to myself that it was probably going to the estuary for a spot of whale removal. So, after my chores and an hour of easy...

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