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Dai's walk around Wales blog - August 2019
24 August 2019
It was a glorious day so I hopped onto the bike and rode over to the Tafarn-y-Garreg pub in Glantawe. I walked the Fan Hir ridge to Llyn-y-Fan-Fawr then swam 2 lengths of the lake. It took me a total of 5 hours and 50 minutes included a pint of Little Goat in the pub. a great experience. Click on the link for an extremely amateur you-tube video.
|25/8/2019||Today (26 August 20189) is the 19th
anniversary of the realisation of one of my life's ambitions, in
1992 I competed in the New Zealand Coast to Coast and finished
3rd in the 2 day event, travelling half way around the world and
achieving reasonable success in the backyard of the one of the
world's most fiercely competitive nations I realised that I was
capable of becoming an old man world champion when I turned 40.
I started building a pathway to achieve that success and in 2000
I drove to the Czech Republic in my VW camper van and won the
veteran's (over 40) quadrathlon world championship. I was 8th
overall so still quite sharp amongst the youngsters. I've always
been ambitious and yesterday evening I put another of life's
ambitions to bed. I got a photograph of a seagull in front of
the sun. I've been trying for at least two years to achieve this
and sunset at the Ferry Bend last night was my big chance.
Hundreds of seagulls on the sea's edge and just as the sun hit
the mountain I ran at them and caused a mass flyaway. Click
click click went the motor on my camera and bingo Cedric Seagull
appeared in front of the sun. There is a saying, "little
things please little......" I can't really remember how
that goes but I do know that when I grow up I want to be an
On a serious note, riding home on the canal, I was second on the scene of a suicide attempt, where a young lady in her mid 20s had jumped off the Neath flyover into the canal. The chap who rescued her and myself tended to her while we waited for the ambulance and police to turn up, I do hope she's alright.
There is more to life than seagulls in the sun.
31 August 2019
It's the end of another month and the summers drawing to an end which can only mean one thing, it's time to book a trip to New Zealand for the winter. However New Zealand will not be a good place for a Welshman after Wales smash the All Blacks to pieces in the forthcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup so I guess I'll have to settle for another winter at home. Meanwhile it's off to the beach for another lovely sunset.........
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