Category: Wales

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A Day out in Llangollen

After a day out in Bala followed by a luxurious night and large breakfast at Palé Hall Hotel, it was time for a day out in Llangollen. We hadn’t rally been to Llangollen or anywhere in this part of Wales before. I had ran nearby whilst running along the Offa’s Dyke though so recognised some...

Palé Hall from the lower lawn 2

Palé Hall Hotel

Time for a Treat Anna and I decided it was time to treat ourselves with a trip to Palé Hall. We haven’t had the best of years thanks to a sudden and very unexpected heart attack. This has meant I haven’t quite been myself for a while. The various Coronavirus disruptions have meant that we...

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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...

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Beach Features

The beach here has changed considerably over the past year or so. The submerged forest only used to be exposed on very low tides and usually only in a few patches. However, since the construction of the sea defences in Borth this has changed. The forest is now exposed in huge swathes all along the...

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Far out on the Sandbanks

Anna and I went for a low tide walk at the weekend. It had been a lovely day so I’d spent most of it in the garden. The clear up continued and things are now ready for summer. As well as tidying up and weeding the borders I cut back lots of shrubs. I also...

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Pushing the Limits of the land

I had a busy day today but did manage to finish work on time. I therefore headed out for a nice walk along the beach and ended up pushing the limits of the land. The weather was grey, misty and damp and my walk happened to coincide with low tide. It was a fairly big...

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Walking Diffwys in the Rhinogs

Monday’s aren’t too bad really, especially when you can spend the day walking up Diffwys in the Rhinog mountains. We had an uneventful weekend. It was nice and I did manage to get out for a chilly and slightly damp bike ride on Saturday, followed by a surf ski. On Sunday it was time for...

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Shifting Sandbanks

Early Morning Windsurf I popped out for an early morning windsurf session between the sandbanks in the estuary this morning. High tide was around 7am, but sunrise wasn’t until 8am so I couldn’t really get out before high tide. I therefore left it until it was getting light before heading to the estuary. I rigged...

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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...