Category: Travel

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Campervan Essentials

Following on from my last post about buying a campervan, we now have it and it is full of all the campervan essentials. I drove down to Llanelli last Saturday for a last drive in my Meriva and collected the camper. The drive back in it was fine and I made it was far as Aberaeron...

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A Day Trip to Bath

Day 2 of our short Break in the South West and we had a day trip to Bath planned. Once again we had a treasure hunt to follow and would be searching for Pokémon too. I went for my usual early morning stroll around the local lanes and then headed back to my parents house...

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Pokémon Hunting in Portmeirion

One of the main reasons for our North Wales camping trip was to visit Portmeirion. Anna and I had want to go to Portmeirion for a while and Morgan had been enthused with the idea after hearing that the Italianate village was apparently a hotspot for rare Pokémon. We therefore and pleasant, relaxing day soaking in...

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Camping on Anglesey

Anna and I were off work on Friday, so we made a last minute decision to go away for a couple of days. We didn’t have too many plans and things were a bit rushed, but camping on Anglesey was chosen. I found what looked like a nice campsite and made the necessary bookings. The weather looked...

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Canoe Building Workshop

As you know from the day by day account of our Lake District holiday, we’ve recently spent a few days on a canoe building workshop. I managed to capture some timelapse photos of the canoe building workshop while we were there so though I’d share it here, along with some info about the workshop as we...

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Canoe Build – Watching Paint Dry

Another early start for me with a run around the Newby Block the same as a couple of days ago. I did knock 2 minutes off my Strava course record though. After a shower and breakfast at the cottage we headed off to the workshop to continue with our canoe build. The coat of paint...

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Aira Force

Although we didn’t finish day 3 of our canoe build until about 4pm, it was a nice day so we decided to drive to Aira Force on the far side of Ullswater for a little walk. We went via Pooley Bridge, the location if some serious flooding over winter and therefore of a temporary bridge to keep...

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Canoe Building – Getting Started

We’d come north to the Lake District to attend a canoe building workshop with Orca Adventures. We’d booked it months ago and had been looking forward to it for a while. The Lakelander course which we were doing cost £495 for the three of us. Orca Adventures then supply all of the instruction, all of...

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Weblog Book – New Zealand Edition

Hot on the heels of Volume 1 of our 2012 Weblog Book, I’ve now completed Volume 2. This volume covers August – December 2012 and therefore includes our trip to New Zealand for the ITU Age-Group World Champs. As you can imagine this is likely to become one of our favourite editions and with plenty of...

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St Brieuc Twinning Tour with Aberystwyth Silver Band – Day 3

Another early start in St Brieuc for me with an early morning run into Langueux and some rummaging around for a geocache. I couldn’t find the first one so had to run a little further to find a different one, but had success in the end as dawn broke in St Briuec. It was then...

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