Tagged: Wales


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...


Nice Long Waves

I was half planning on going to Colwyn Bay today to take part in the North Wales Surf Ski Series Time Trial. It’s quite a drive and I can’t really afford the diesel so instead I stayed at home and caught some nice long rides here. It has to be said when given these options:...


Paddling out 2018

With the year 2018 drawing to a close there was just enough time for a bit more surf ski paddling. Sunday was an exploratory trip from Abersoch to Pwllheli. News Years Eve and I was back on home waters in the waves at Ynyslas. Abersoch to Pwllheli This looked like a good route for a...


Boxing Day in the Sea

Well, it’s been pretty grey here for the last few days. Cheerful enough indoors though and I of course couldn’t resist getting into the sea anyway. The beach looked quiet first thing on Boxing Day. There were rumours of a mas swim in Borth at Midday so I headed down there for a swim too....