Monthly Archive: August 2017

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Pedalling and Paddling the Dyfi Estuary

I may have had a busy day on Saturday running 13 miles along the Offa’s Dyke Path from Prestatyn to Bodfari and then strolling around Llyn Brenig, but I was up early on Sunday for some more planned activities in and around the Dyfi Estuary Pedalling the Dyfi Estuary The first of these was a...

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How traveling makes your kids wiser

It’s not every day that kids get to watch their parents play badminton in the parks, or build sandcastles on the beach or perform tricks with a football or basketball in front of a family gathering. The usual horizon looks different when your kids step out of the house with a mood to travel. Reason...

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Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

I don’t think my legs were too happy about my Offa’s Dyke Path run on Saturday. By the evening whilst sat on the sofa my calves were twitching uncontrollably. They do this quite often after a long run or a particularly hard session. Not just running either, anything seems to set them off. I’ve seen...

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Llyn Brenig

I’ve driven past Llyn Brenig a number of times lately on my journey north to run parts of the Wales Coast Path. I’d never stopped there but it looked quite inviting. So, as Anna was supporting me on the first leg of the Offa’s Dyke Path at the weekend, we had planned to stop there...

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Offa’s Dyke Path Run – Prestatyn to Bodfari

Offa’s Dyke Vital Stats Prestatyn to Bodfari Distance: 12.97 miles Elevation Gain Today: 760m Highest Elevation: 268m Time: 2:22:58 Av. Pace: 11:02 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 136bpm Max Heart Rate: 163bpm Calories: 1416 Totals to Date Total Distance: 458.78miles Total Time: 85:44:18 Total Elevation Gain: 11769 Total Calories: 43042 Distance to go: 166 miles Having finished off the...

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Playing in the sea at Ynyslas

Just a few reasons as to why we love living at Ynyslas.

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Windsurfing in a Proper Autumnal Blow

It’s been a fairly windy summer really but we’ve had a proper taste of autumn this weekend. Heavy rain at times, lower temperatures and plenty of wind associated with a proper autumnal low pressure. Nothing to do with Hurricane Gert which is still on the other side of the Atlantic, but decent winds for windsurfing...

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Great Cumbrae Trip Day 6 – An Adventure Getting Home

We had planned to start heading home on the Sunday and have a leisurely drive back stopping off somewhere en route. Our previous days trip to Largs would have been the beginning of this journey. However, as Ramsey our Campervan was poorly we had left him on the island so as not to drive him...

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Great Cumbrae Trip Day 5 – Day trip to Largs

Day four of our trip to Great Cumbrae and with the kayak race completed it was time to chill. I was up early as usual and ready for a nother circumnavigation of the island. Yesterday I had circumnavigated it by surf-ski and bike. Today I was going to do it on foot with an early...

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Cumbrae Trip Day 3 – Great Cumbrae Kayak Race Report

Day 3 of our trip to Great Cumbrae started with sunny spells and a stiff breeze. Not ideal conditions for the Great Cumbrae Kayak Race as far as I was concerned, but not too rough that I wouldn’t be able to give it a go either. I was up early so went out for a...

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Great Cumbrae Trip Day 2 – Onto Great Cumbrae

Our second full day of our trip started in Glentrool with absolutely pouring rain. The plan was to mountain bike early though before the others were awake so I got up, put on some waterproofs and headed out into the pre-dawn light. It was certainly wet and the weight of the rain had dropped bracken,...

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