Author: Alan Cole


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Cyprus

I think Morgan and I spent more time snorkeling whilst on Holiday in Cyprus than we did anything else. Anna did some snorkelling with us too. The water was warm and the most comfortable place to be. The sea was clear and although there wasn’t huge amounts of life there was plenty to see. We...

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Tewkesbury Hasler

As regular readers will know, I have felt as though my kayak speed in Quadrathlons has been a little hampered by the fact that I’m using a surf ski rather than a smaller, sleeker K1 kayak. I know that’s just an excuse really, but I don’t need much of an excuse for a new toy...

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Holiday to Cyprus

We’ve not long got back from a lovely family holiday to Cyprus. Our first proper foreign family holiday since we all went to New Zealand back in 2012. Rather than go through each day one by one in my usual fashion I’ll write a quick synopsis here and then add some separate blog posts about...

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Beekeeping – I knew it was too good to be true

Our bees have been ‘bee-having’ themselves fairly well so far this year. They had looked like swarming at the end of April so we split them first thing in May. That all seemed to go well and by the end of May we had a new laying queen and the colony with the original queen...

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Fun in the Canoe

With half of the Cole Clan visiting for the week, it would have been rude not to have some fun on the beach. OK, the sun wasn’t exactly shining, but it was warm and the sea was calling. Ryder in particular wanted to go in the canoe as I think did Max so it was...

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Mawddach Marathon 2019

Mawddach Paddlesports Festival It was my third year competing in the Mawddach Marathon at the weekend and yet again it was a good day out. The 20km paddle marathon is part of the Mawddach Paddlesports Festival run by the Merioneth Yacht Club in Barmouth. As well as the ‘race’ which in itself is a fairly...

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