Category: Wales

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A Night Away

I’m not sure if this is a thing to ‘celebrate’ or not, but Monday was 1 year since my heart attack. I guess it’s good that I’m still here 1 year later, but celebrating the actual event seems a little weird. It has of course changed almost everything for me but I’ve been recovering and...

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A Bugs Eye View

One nice thing about having the garden under control is the fact that whilst feeling ill with Covid I’ve at least been able to sit in the garden without an over-whelming urge to do some work on it. Everything is tidy and doing well so I’ve been able to just sit and chill. It’s not...

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More Storms – Franklin and Gladys

After taking quite a bettering from Storm Eunice, Franklin followed hot on her heels and was actually more ferocious. Wind speed topped out at over 59 knots during Franklin and they were sustained too with 10 minute average wind speeds of 58.6 knots. All recorded on the Borth and Ynyslas Weather station. Talking of the...

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Closing the Ring – Coast Path Progress

Well, seeing as I’m out of action again thanks to an ankle injury I thought it was time for a progress report on my Coast Path capers. Regular readers will know that my plan to run the entire Coast Path of Wales soon involved the Offa’s Dyke Trail as well. This meant I could close...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Stackpole Quay to Green Bridge of Wales

Coast Path Vital Stats Stackpole Quay to Green Bridge of Wales Distance: 7.92 miles Elevation Gain Today: 544m Highest Elevation: 58m Time: 1:48:19 Av. Pace: 13:04 mins/mile Calories: 1137 Totals to Date Total Distance: 907.74 miles Total Time: 170:25:21 Total Elevation Gain: 26967 Total Calories: 85530 Distance to go: 177 miles I made a tentative...

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Getting out in The Cambrian Mountains

Having not been out in the big wide world that much since my heart attack it was time to change that. So, on Friday I started with a little walk up Plynlimon. Plynlimon Plynlimon in the Cambrian Mountains is never that much of an inspiring hill. It’s a big dome that barely has a noticeable...

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A Sunny Winters Day at Ynyslas

It was one of those quiet weekends before Christmas here in Ynyslas. The sun was out so not only were we generating plenty of energy from our solar panels but it was a nice day for a stroll on the beach too. When I say plenty of energy from the solar panels it is of...

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St Fagans and The Great House

We’ve just got back from a nice weekend away in South Wales. As usual at this time of year we try to combine my birthday, my Mums birthday, my brothers birthday and a Christmas get together into one visit. We usually meet the whole family either in Bristol or somewhere nearby. Covid precautions once again...

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Driving through an Advert

Our first proper drive in our new car yesterday was like driving through an advert. Winding Welsh roads, leaves blowing in the wind, driving rain, splashing through pools of standing water and stunning welsh countryside. There was even a medieval castle. Meanwhile we were warm and comfortable as we glided along almost silently in our...