Category: Wales

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Pokémon Hunting in Portmeirion

One of the main reasons for our North Wales camping trip was to visit Portmeirion. Anna and I had want to go to Portmeirion for a while and Morgan had been enthused with the idea after hearing that the Italianate village was apparently a hotspot for rare Pokémon. We therefore and pleasant, relaxing day soaking in...

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Camping on Anglesey

Anna and I were off work on Friday, so we made a last minute decision to go away for a couple of days. We didn’t have too many plans and things were a bit rushed, but camping on Anglesey was chosen. I found what looked like a nice campsite and made the necessary bookings. The weather looked...

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Busy School Holidays – Windsurfing, Pokémon and a Courgette Glut

The lovely summer weather seems to have deserted us as usual for the school holidays. This is a shame really as I have loads of time off work thinks to the fact that I worked lots of overtime earlier in the year, so I’ve been at home with Morgan. We haven’t been put off by...

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Summer Sea Birds

After a few weeks of fairly miserable weather, and a horrible bike ride on Sunday morning in constant rain and murk, the weather took a turn for the better yesterday. An amazing contrast from cold, grey and wet to glorious sunshine and scorching temperatures. It reached 24.3ºC yesterday according to the Borth & Ynyslas Weather...

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Bombs at Ynyslas

Don’t worry, Ynyslas hasn’t become the latest terrorist target, but we do often get bombs exposed here and so see the Bomb Disposal Unit here detonating them fairly often. These are usually found on the beach or in the dunes and if deemed live, the Bomb Disposal Squad explode them. Often the first we know about...

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Full on Friday

That was a good day, especially as it was only Friday and not even the weekend. Up early as usual after a poor nights sleep for an hour or so of work on the computer and then off for a fairly hard 70 minute run from home. It shouldn’t have been that hard as it wasn’t...

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Menai Bridge to Maltraeth Coast Path Run

Coast Path Vital Stats Menai Bridge to Maltraeth Distance: 23.12 miles Elevation Gain Today: 322m Highest Elevation: 50m Time: 3:38:32 Av. Pace: 9:27 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 125bpm Max Heart Rate: 148bpm Calories: 2019 Totals to Date Total Distance: 244.02 miles Total Time: 44:38:14 Total Elevation Gain: 7017m Total Calories: 21190 Distance to go: 641 miles Another early start...

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SUP Surfing, a Break in the Weather & Orchids

The amazing weather we’ve been having has finally changed and blue skies have been replaced by grey this morning on the beach. It’s still warm at 15ºC throughout the night, and yesterday we reached a maximum of 26.3ºC, the hottest temperature of the year so far. There was a little bit of swell too yesterday...

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What is wrong with people?

This part of Wales can be the perfect place to live at all times of the year and whatever the weather, but when the sun has been shining for a week or so, the temperatures are in the 20’s and there hasn’t been any rain it’s a paradise. Clear blue skies, gentle breezes and clear...

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