Category: Wales


We’ve Been Out!!!

Well, that was exciting. Anna and I left Ynyslas and drove all the way to Pontrhydfendigaid to do some Christmas shopping! That’s the furthest we’ve been from home since March by a long way.  I can’t say what we were buying as I don’t want to give anything away but it was weird being so...


Clear and Bright at Ynyslas

Nothing much here, just a photo of Ynyslas from a clear, bright and quiet day last week.


Pandemic Perambulation

With the lockdown still in full effect and a recovery day on the cards for me I decided to make the most of my allocated outdoor exercise with a nice easy walk. It was chilly in the breeze and there were April showers promised so I had a raincoat with me just in case as...


Painting the Town Red

I was paying around with some GPS Data using the other day. The idea is to get a complete GPS track of my Coast Path and Offa’s Dyke runs over the last few years so that eventually I’ll be able to plot out a complete circumnavigation of Wales. I haven’t got around to doing...


Real World Bike Ride and a Body on the Beach

A Busy Weekend as Usual It was a fairly standard weekend here with a surf ski paddle on Saturday morning, followed by a good Turbo Trainer session and then lots of time spent cleaning the van, cleaning windows and even having a quick inspection of the bees. It was good to get out on the...


Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis

It looks as though we are about to be hit by another storm. Storm Dennis is following hot on the heels of Storm Ciara. There is quite a lot of flooding locally and a fair bit of damage was done along the seafront in Borth and Aberystwyth but for the most part the sea defences...

Ynyslas Beach 1

Wandering Around Ynyslas

It was a chilly start to the day today. Minus 2 degrees Celsius with a heavy frost. Back Pain I didn’t sleep much last night thanks to my back pain. I don’t know what’s wrong with it but it feels like a typical compressed disk type pain and there’s little I can do to make...


Christmas Surf Ski & MTB

The weather wasn’t very Christmassy this year as there was no sign of snow, not even any first and it was unseasonably mild. There was some sunshine on Christmas Day but then things deteriorated into greyness and drizzle. There wasn’t much in the way of wind though which makes a change for here and there...


Cadair Idris Circuit

With my continued uncertainty about which boots to use for my upcoming Kilimanjaro trek it would have been silly of me not to get out into the hills for a walk at the weekend. And whilst testing boots, why not make it a long walk? With little daylight around at this time of year this...


Kilimanjaro Preparation in the Hills of Wales

As you may know from my post earlier in the week, I’m in the process of preparing for a Kilimanjaro Trek. In addition to choosing my trekking company, picking a route, buying flights, getting imunisations and such like I’ve also started to prepare by getting out in the hills here in Wales for some ‘training’....