Tagged: Wales

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Waiting for the Tide to Drop

Monday morning was lovely here. No wind, blue skies and with a backdrop of snow on the hills. It was only 3ºC when I headed out for a surf ski paddle. The tide was high and there was a short period, sloppy wave breaking on the pebbles. It was actually a little bigger than I...


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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Walking in the Dyfi Hills

Making use of my Annual leave I spent much of Wednesday Walking in the Dyfi Hills. Thanks to all of the weirdness of 2020 I’ve almost made it to the end of the year without taking my full compliment of Annual Leave. I can’t usually take it in term time. There wasn’t enough time to...


Wales Coast Path Run – Swansea to Oxwich

Coast Path Vital Stats Swansea to Oxwich Distance: 18.31 miles Elevation Gain Today: 515m Highest Elevation: 84m Time: 3:36:57 Av. Pace: 11:51 mins/mile Calories: 1671 Totals to Date Total Distance: 767.96 miles Total Time: 141:55:34 Total Elevation Gain: 22185 Total Calories: 69725 Distance to go: 324 miles I should probably start this Wales Coast Path...


Blowing away the Cobwebs

Just a few quick clips from today’s windsurf session. I had some sort of lurgy yesterday so didn’t feel 100%. In fact, I wasn’t going to do much today. After doing some chores and covering the Christmas cake with marzipan (two layers!) I took a stroll over to the beach. It was blowing a hoolie,...


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’....


Amazing Arans

After my busy weekend with a surf ski paddle, a jaunt up Cadair Idris, a night in the camper and a kayak Time Trial my legs were feeling a little sore. A perfect opportunity in my eyes to climb another mountain to get them used to being walked on whilst aching! And so, I headed...


An Afternoon Windsurf

After a nice surf ski paddle in the morning it was back home for pancakes and to see off the horde of 14 year old boys that had been sleeping over for Morgan’s Birthday. There was plenty of pizza leftover from their party and of course sweets and cakes so that had to be finished...


The Changing Faces of Ynyslas

Just a quick video of surf-skiing from Ynyslas. Fairly chunky, surf off the sea-front, rolling swell and chop out to sea, Lots of water moving in the mouth of the estuary and then calm waters in the estuary itself.


Wales Coast Path Run – Chepstow to Redbrook

Coast Path Vital Stats Chepstow to Redbrook Distance: 15.19 miles Elevation Gain Today: 184m Highest Elevation: 54m Time: 2:29:00 Av. Pace: 9:48 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 129bpm Max Heart Rate: 158bpm Calories: 1305 Totals to Date Total Distance: 649 miles Total Time: 121:31:50 Total Elevation Gain: 20494 Total Calories: 59102 Distance to go: 441 miles Having finished Offa’s Dyke path...