Author: Alan Cole

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Wales Coast Path Run – Llansteffan to Laugharne

Coast Path Vital Stats Llansteffan to Laugharne Distance: 15.16 miles Elevation Gain Today: 480m Highest Elevation: 89m Time: 3:09:15 Av. Pace: 12:29 mins/mile Calories: 1674 Totals to Date Total Distance: 866 miles Total Time: 161:07:21 Total Elevation Gain: 24575 Total Calories: 80199 Distance to go: 217 miles This weeks Coast Path run saw me running...

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Swimming and Socialising

Bank Holiday Monday was a gorgeous day with wall to wall sunshine and temperatures reaching 24°C. Summer was here, and the tourist had flocked here too. I had a relaxed start to the day and then met some members of the Aberystwyth Aquanuts for a leisurely swim from Borth. We swam out to the Camels...

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Sunny Sunday

Hooray, Summer arrived on Sunday. I of course made the most of it. Hill Reps After a relaxed start at home I headed off to Tre Ddol for a run in the woods. Rather than just go for a loop or an out and back I decided to do some hill reps. 5 times up...

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Apiary Updates

My plan for Saturday included some apiary updates. Things here tend to rot really quickly so some hive hardware needed replacing. We’ve been gradually replacing our plywood and pine hives with cedar ones which do tend to last a bit longer. I had a new flat-packed hive ready to build and today was the day....

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Wales Coast Path Run – Ferryside to Llansteffan

Coast Path Vital Stats Ferryside to Llansteffan Distance: 17.88miles Elevation Gain Today: 671m Highest Elevation: 106m Time: 3:29:41 Av. Pace: 11:44 mins/mile Calories: 1981 Totals to Date Total Distance: 850.84 miles Total Time: 157:58:06 Total Elevation Gain: 24095 Total Calories: 78525 Distance to go: 232 miles Tuesday brought more Wales Coast Path capers for me....

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May Rain in Borth & Ynyslas

Well, after a very dry April the rain in May has certainly made up for it. It feels as though it’s been raining non-stop for weeks here in West Wales. So far in May, the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station has reported 123mm of rain. The usual average rainfall for the month of May in...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Burry Port to Ferryside

Coast Path Vital Stats Burry Port to Ferryside Distance: 16.34 miles Elevation Gain Today: 308m Highest Elevation: 130m Time: 3:19:13 Av. Pace: 12:11 mins/mile Calories: 1683 Totals to Date Total Distance: 832.96 miles Total Time: 154:28:25 Total Elevation Gain: 23424 Total Calories: 76544 Distance to go: 250 miles Tuesday morning was with us and once...

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Garden Updates

With a nice spell of sunshine this afternoon I thought it was time for a garden update. It’s looking nice out there and going through its annual purple phase at the moment. Bluebells, Aquilegias, Geraniums, Forget-me-Knots and a few other things have replaced the yellows of early Spring with a selections of blues and purples....

Making money online – lessons from lockdowns 0

Making money online – lessons from lockdowns

Instead of wasting your time doom scrolling through social media when bars, restaurants, and several shops are closed, why not put it to good use and earn some extra cash? These are some of the cheapest and easiest ways to make some extra money without leaving your house, from renting out your driveway to proofreading...

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Sunrise at Ynyslas

Thought I should share a nice photo of the sunrise over Ynyslas. Looking East towards the rising sun with the beach behind me. As you can see, it’s not a terrible place to live, even if this was the last bit of sun we saw for a while! It’s been raining pretty much the whole...