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Sailing til Destruction

Autumn is here, and with it big winds and big seas too. Today looked perfect, with 30 knot SSW winds, 4-6 foot surf (Magic Seaweed was actually calling it 8-10 foot!) and the sun was shining. What’s more it was pretty warm too at around 14ºC. So, it’s still plenty warm enough if not a...

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Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Who’d have thought that so my fun could be derived from a robot vacuum cleaner? We were a little sceptical about it’s abilities at first, especially as we bought one of the less expensive ones. However, so far it has impressed. We gave it quite a good workout as well having not vacuumed for a...

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Surf Ski Session

It’s Tuesday morning and I’ve just got back from a fun little surf ski session. There’s nothing unusual about that as I’m always up to such things, but it’s nice to blog about them now and then. Today’s surf ski session saw light NE winds, temperatures just below 10ºC and a variety of water conditions....

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Autumnal Antics

After a busy few days at work, things were looking good for Saturday morning. Decent winds were forecast with a real taste of autumn. As has been the case since March we’ve been at home. I know most people seem to be going about their lives petty much business as usual. The only change for...

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3rd Time Lucky

After two fairly unsuccessful sessions yesterday I was hoping it would be 3rd time lucky. The wind was forecast to drop so I headed out early to try to catch it before it died. Once on the beach things didn’t look too promising but I rigged my 5.7m sail and big 104ltr board with my...

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Round Two

After a somewhat disappointing windsurf session first thing this morning I decided to go out for Round Two once the tide had dropped. Typically, once I got off the water this morning the wind picked up to a perfect 30 knots and continued to blow like that all day. The tide had dropped enough by...

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Underpowered, Over Heating and Under the Weather

I had a busy day at the University working from 8-5 on a day I don’t normally work yesterday. So, I was looking forward to getting out on the water today as the forecast looked good. Westerly’s all day long, 25- 30 knots – what more could a windsurfer want? I therefore headed over to...

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Man-Flu Lurgyitis

Well, it had to happen – Man Flu! After months of shielding, isolation and generally being careful, Morgan had to go back to school. Sure enough, within a week he had a bit of a cold so had a day off sick.  For some reason, despite being generally fit and healthy I always seem susceptible...

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More Estuarine Adventures

With the temperatures about to tumble by the second half of the week it would have been rude not to make the most of the summer weather today. After a couple of days windsurfing in the crazy winds of the estuary it was back into much calmer estuarine waters. To Aberdyfi and Beyond There was...

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Aberdyfi and Back

Plans were afoot on Sunday for a bike ride with Colin. We were going to head north, along Tal-y-Llyn and then around to Tywyn and Aberdyfi before heading back home. However, wind was forecast as well so maybe I should go windsurfing instead. Sure enough, Sunday dawned bright and windy and I had to make...