Category: Wales

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Paddling, Biking and Hare ‘n’ Hounds

With no Welsh Series Cyclocross race on the calendar I headed North this weekend instead of South. First stop after a drive through the rain, mist and murk was Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay where I met up with the North Wales Surf Ski Paddlers Group. Surf Ski Session in Colwyn Bay The rain, mist...

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Lynx in Borth – Middle-Sized Cat Tracking

Maybe this is just the excuse that we need for Half-Term. Perhaps I can encourage Morgan to get off minecraft on his computer and come middle-sized cat tracking today! News from the BBC: A lynx has escaped from a wildlife park in Ceredigion. The Eurasian lynx, which is about twice the size of a domestic...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 7 – Hafren Cyclocross

Another autumnal weekend and another cyclocross race. This time it was the Hafren Cyclocross race in Newtown. I hadn’t slept at all the night before thanks to the raging storm Brian so I felt tired before I even set off. At least it was only just over an hours drive through the Welsh countryside for...

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Storm Brian

Hot on the heels of Ex-Hurricane Ophelia and we have Storm Brian. Not the remnants of a hurricane this time but just a ‘normal’ autumnal storm. Still with winds exceeding 60mph though and West Wales was in for a battering. If anything this was going to be worse than Ophelia as it coincided with Spring...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 6 – Cyclocross Aberystwyth

Well, that was a tough race! It all started well with just a short drive to the race venue as this week it was cyclocross Aberystwyth style. The recent 2-3 hour drive to a race was just my usual short 20 minute commute to work. No need for an early start and I should be...

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Barmouth Bridge 150th Anniversary Fireworks

This week saw the 150th Anniversary of the Barmouth Bridge. The town council were hosting a weekend of activities and events to celebrate the anniversary with the highlight being a themed laser and firework extravaganza centred on the harbour and bridge. The Machynlleth firework display and lantern parade, which we’ve being going to for the...

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Tide to Tide 2017

For some reason I decided to do the Tide to Tide mountain bike race again this year. I don’t know why as I’ve barely ridden my mountain bike since last year and I certainly haven’t done any long rides. Why then would 6 hours on it through the forests, dunes and along the beach at Pembrey...

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Surf Ski Paddle around the Little Orme

I know I can paddle my surf ski here on my doorstep whenever I like, but it’s nice to explore different areas too. So, when Martin posted the following to the North Wales Surf Ski Paddlers Group on Facebook I decided it would be nice to join them. Myself, Rik Pethig & Mike Rudd are out...

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Pedalling and Paddling the Dyfi Estuary

I may have had a busy day on Saturday running 13 miles along the Offa’s Dyke Path from Prestatyn to Bodfari and then strolling around Llyn Brenig, but I was up early on Sunday for some more planned activities in and around the Dyfi Estuary Pedalling the Dyfi Estuary The first of these was a...

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Llyn Brenig

I’ve driven past Llyn Brenig a number of times lately on my journey north to run parts of the Wales Coast Path. I’d never stopped there but it looked quite inviting. So, as Anna was supporting me on the first leg of the Offa’s Dyke Path at the weekend, we had planned to stop there...

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Offa’s Dyke Path Run – Prestatyn to Bodfari

Offa’s Dyke Vital Stats Prestatyn to Bodfari Distance: 12.97 miles Elevation Gain Today: 760m Highest Elevation: 268m Time: 2:22:58 Av. Pace: 11:02 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 136bpm Max Heart Rate: 163bpm Calories: 1416 Totals to Date Total Distance: 458.78miles Total Time: 85:44:18 Total Elevation Gain: 11769 Total Calories: 43042 Distance to go: 166 miles Having finished off the...

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Playing in the sea at Ynyslas

Just a few reasons as to why we love living at Ynyslas.

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