Transparent blob dodging plus tags

Bit of a grey morning weatherwise but tide was out and I had a plan …Turn left!

I usually go right when I hit the beach, not sure why I just prefer it that way but today I was went left as I was looking for something …. but more of that later

Because today I had to use my quickness of feet to avoid the jellyfish invasion. A few jellyfish have been popping up on the beach of late but this morning there were hundreds nay thousands everywhere.

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Jellyfish advance party!

Now as all you trailrunners know your gaze gets nearer the more technical the terrain but usually on the sandy stretches of the beach I can look up and around without fear of tripping …. or stepping on a jellyblob. This morning I had to concentrate on not stepping on the little guys. I suppose if I was a complete git I could have splattered my way from one end of the beach to the other but no way was I crushing some of the worlds little marvels no matter how dumb and squidgey they are.

I therefore have decided to crown myself the world authority on trailrunning on technical jellyfish terrain. I fully expect my inbox to be bulging with such missives as “I have just got into trailrunning but find I have difficulty traversing jellyfish on rocky terrain, how can Improve my form in this situation?”

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Note correct foot placement, not on but between jellyfish. This is known in the trade as a jellyparade where they all order themselves in a line. It is best if you can run perpendicular to jellyparades but if terrain forces you to run parallel then run with short dainty steps to avoid The Squish(tm)

So hopping all over the place I found what i was looking for – rusty machinery! On the beach I hear you cry?  If you know where to look and I do having spent years on this beach there are the rusted remains of an old shipwreck buried on the beach. Depending on the tide and coverage of sand and rocks you can find different sections.

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Rusted ship part 1
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I was happy to find this as it often gets comepletely buried. Most of the parts are scattered and small but this seems to be a complete section of hull still intact and buried.
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You can still see the individual rivets
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This piece is actually loose and just about liftable but much as I’d love it I’m leaving it here. Many peple have lost their lives in wrecks on this coast and to my mind this is where the wrecks should stay.

I took photos of more pieces but as one rusty bit of metal looks very much like another i won’t post them all here :p

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Also I round another fossil. Altra for scale

So it was a great 5 mile run alrogether and now I get to play the tagging game! (If you don’t know what i’m on about check out this post from Sergei)

Happy days kids!

 

 

 

 

Author: Gareth

Running coastal trails in South Wales and working on a healthier body and mind

24 thoughts on “Transparent blob dodging plus tags”

  1. I had to dodge snails today, none hit and slight increase in cadence.

    WOW that rusty ship is an amazing find! Is it buried in sand? Love how the parts appear under the water.

    Who is Sergei? Is it the uncle of Autocorrecta or a new name?

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      1. I’m sure that there are – haven’t got out yet! Am currently in the city marvelling at mobile phone signal and free wi fi. I haven’t been able to get on t’net for the last 5 days unless I went into town where I could get some signal!! We have a phone line and Broadband now, so hopefully normal running and blogging service will be resumed soon!

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    1. Despite the complexities of legal law I firmly believe that if I put a ™ after things then they are mine :p I’m also kind of worried about the Sergei thing … she may kill me for this

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