Category: Wales

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Dyfi Estuary Adventure

As it was a ‘rest day’ on Saturday I decided to head out for a little Dyfi Estuary adventure on my Surf Ski. High tide was around 1:30pm at Ynyslas and therefore around 2pm 6 miles further upstream at Glandyfi. Winds were fairly light and mainly southerly and the sun was out. The weather looked...

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A Mellow Day at Ynyslas

Saturday was fairly grey and dreary this weekend. That didn’t stop me from getting out on the water for a mellow day at Ynyslas though. SUP Surfing on a Mellow Day at Ynyslas First up was a mellow little SUP surf off the seafront. The waves were only small and gutless but there was enough to play...

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Cyclo-cross 2016 Round Up

The final overall standing in the Welsh Cyclo-cross 2016 league have been published recently. It’s therefore time for a little round-up of my first ever season racing Cyclo-cross. Why Cyclo-cross? Before I get into the results and how I fared against my competitors, a quick recap on why I chose to do Cyclo-cross in 2016....

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New Year Weekend Away

We haven’t long been back from a nice little weekend away for the New Year. Thanks to an invite from Dennis and Sophie, we actually had something to do for New Year for a change We drove down to theirs on Saturday morning. We then spent the weekend walking along the Teifi, geocaching, eating, drinking...

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Updating the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station

I’ve been running a weather station here in Ynyslas for a number of years now. I initially installed the weather station in 2005 at the request of a number of kite-surfers and windsurfers from the Midlands. They all used to make regular trips to the coast here but sometimes their trips would be wasted as...

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SUP Surfing in December

It seems that no matter what the weather there is always something to do here in Mid West Wales. After a week of wind and plenty of windsurfing, the wind has dropped and I headed out on my bike. I missed a surf session whilst on my bike, but since then the surf has continued to...

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Braving Storm Barbara – Windsurfing and Biking

What a day that was! There has been very little wind for what seems like ages. Very little apart from the mad, short-lived and very destructive squall that we had back in November. The forecast for the run up to Christmas was looking good wind-wise though so I was chomping at the bit and ready to...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Conwy to Rhos on Sea

Coast Path Vital Stats Conwy to Rhos on Sea Distance: 13.80 miles Elevation Gain Today: 287m Highest Elevation: 142m Time: 3:17:42 Av. Pace: 14:20 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: Max Heart Rate: Calories: 2308 Totals to Date Total Distance: 396.48miles Total Time: 75:21:47 Total Elevation Gain: 10787 Total Calories: 37308 Distance to go: 499 miles Another day and another chance to complete...

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Cross by the Sea – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 10

I missed round 9 of the Welsh Cyclo-cross league last weekend as we were away in Devon. From what I saw though it was an extremely cold, very muddy and showy affair – just what I was expecting from Cyclo-cross really. By contrast round 10 in Pembrey, Cross by the Sea, was clear and sunny...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Menai Bridge to Conwy

Coast Path Vital Stats Menai Bridge to Conwy Distance: 22.13 miles Elevation Gain Today: 319m Highest Elevation: 62m Time: 4:16:43 Av. Pace: 11:36 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: Max Heart Rate: Calories: 2479 Totals to Date Total Distance: 382.68 miles Total Time: 72:04:05 Total Elevation Gain: 10500 Total Calories: 36000 Distance to go: 512 miles What a dreary old day that was. Mind...

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