It’s been a funny lockdown week. The weather got good, so everyone went outside and we’ve been trying to avoid them.
Sometimes you need to just bob in the ocean.
Trying to get back to long runs and mini adventures. The emotions of challenges.
Out for more Cap’n Mary Hyde gold coins for this summer’s geocaching challenge and I thought it might be the right time of year to attempt to find this unusual cache. The cache is IN the waterfall somewhere.
When we saw that the water was that clear around Tenby the day before we had to get into the sea around Pembrokeshire with our snorkelling gear. We went back the next day to Saundersfoot and Jack and I spent 90 minutes or so rockpooling while the tide was high. Great fun.
We’re busy in the garden so Jack asked me to make a video about when I taught him to snorkel in North Wales. More camping!
We nipped out west a little way to camp, climb, run, walk, find geocaches, swim and spend time with the fantastic views of the Pembrokeshire coast.
2016 was a pile of crap I don’t want to repeat. But 2017 is here, and if we stop looking to the future we’re going to walk into something or trip over our own shoelaces. Or fall down an open manhole. Or step in front of a bus.
XTERRA is coming to Wales in June! And I’m really looking forward to it and thoroughly (well, almost thoroughly) enjoying the start of my preparations and training for it. Anything can go wrong in XTERRA, with crashes and usually demanding terrain throwing the unexpected at you. It’s long and tough in different ways to a standard distance road triathlon, and the weather can completely change the conditions for the day overnight. it’s hard and it’s difficult, and those are two different things. Training is similar but different. Preparations are similar but different. Great!
Kim wanted to go and find a tidal pool that’s hidden in a bay by the sand dunes of Broughton, on the Gower. We had a spot on a map and a vague idea so we followed the coast at low tide as far as we could. It turned out pretty well. But cold!