Summer is approaching fast and we haven’t planned a holiday. What shall we do?
Also Annabel is off to Scout camp so we get to go rock climbing all weekend!
Sometimes you need to just bob in the ocean.
We have a visitor this week, and he wants to surf and see the Gower. We can help with that.
I’ve known him for 5 years or so, but I’ve no idea what he looks like.
So we saw how Kim’s climbing technique is great, but her strength and finger stamina are holding her back on steeper routes. But what about her climbing head? Let’s see if she wants to lead some vertical stuff and how she gets on with that mentally.
This is something we all go through as climbers when we’re not leading routes regularly, and the mental part of rock climbing is often the biggest challenge, and the most rewarding part when we get it right.
A bank holiday weekend – what to do? What’s the tide doing?
Hiking, rock climbing and kayaking. All by or in the sea.
After Easter I took some time off work and had lots of time to do the things we like doing! The Gower was quiet again and we went cragging by the sea and kayaking in the sea before storm Hanna hit with her gale force winds.
Also, bluebells in the woods.
Not working. It’s great!
Paddling from Oxwich to Port Eynon and back in a perfect summer sea, passing the wreck of the Solor at low tide in Oxwich Bay that limped back here after being torpedoed by a u-boat in 1945.
Also climbing on packed Easter Rhossili sea cliffs in the sun. The Easter weather was perfect for a long weekend of adventures!
This is something we’ve been waiting for and working towards for a while – starting to explore the Gower coastline from the sea. What trouble can we get into in kayaks in the sea? Learning.
We’re out on the beaches and the coastline of the Gower peninsula looking for boulders to climb this week. And trying not to get cut off by the rising tide.
A dry week means some spring cragging outdoors by the sea. Let’s go somewhere new and try a couple of sport climbs that are supposed to be some of the best on the Gower.