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Surf!

The surf’s been pretty good here the last few days. I haven’t had time to edit any video so here are a load of stills from Sunday mornings surf ski session at Ynyslas. Which is your favourite? I’d been surfing on Saturday morning before our meal at Ynyshir Hall as the waves were a little too...

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A Tasting Menu at Ynyshir Hall

We had an exciting day out on Saturday. Lunch with the tasting menu at Ynyshir Hall. Ingredient Led, Flavour Driven, Fat Fuelled, Meat Obsessed. That’s the motto of Gareth Ward and his Michelin starred restaurant at Ynyshir Hall. Not our usual Saturday lunch admittedly and quite out of our price range usually, but this was...

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Riding in the Welsh Hills

It may have been sub-zero temperatures, but with the sun shining and a recently serviced bike it would have been rude not to head out into the Welsh hills. There was a vicious wind blowing at Ynyslas, with gusts up to 60 knots but as soon as I was away from Ynyslas and on my...

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Offa’s Dyke Path Run – Bodfari to Llandegla

Offa’s Dyke Vital Stats Bodfari to Llandegla Distance: 17.57 miles Elevation Gain Today: 1339m Highest Elevation: 565m Time: 3:26:07 Av. Pace: 11:44 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 137bpm Max Heart Rate: 168bpm Calories: 1914 Totals to Date Total Distance: 476.35miles Total Time: 89:10:25 Total Elevation Gain: 13108 Total Calories: 44956 Distance to go: 148 miles What a perfect day...

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The Waters of Ynyslas – A Surf Ski Adventure

That was an exciting morning on the waters of Ynyslas. Magic Seaweed was forecasting 5-7 foot surf with a 14 second period. The wind was very light offshore. I waited for it to get light and then headed over to the beach for a surf ski in the biggest waves I’ve paddled so far. Big...

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Getting to Grips with the Rough Stuff

My learning continues in my surf ski and I’ve been getting to grips with the rough stuff. I know, I know, I should really be working on paddling technique and efficiency as that’s what I’ll need for races, but I just can’t resist getting out and playing in the waves. I’m sure it’s a fairly good...

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Christmas with the Coles

Despite just being the three of us for Christmas it was still fairly hectic. Morgan didn’t break up from school until 3:30pm on Friday afternoon and Anna finished work at the same time. Morgan however had basket ball from 4-6pm after school so went straight there. Back at home I had the house cleaned and tidied and...

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