Fly my Hawkmen! (NB No Hawkmen in this post)

One day I’m going to do a run where nothing happens and I see nothing interesting. I thought for the first half of todasy 6 miles this would be the day. Weather calm, tide going out, felt good, foot not so bad …. and then ATTACK BY SEAGULL.

Argghhhhh death from the skies!

The chicks must have hatched or something because as soon as I reached the section of sand near the ladders I was divebombed by gulls until I ran a further 50 yards down the beach (then I ran back into the firing line for the photo op)

They were banking near the cliffs and coming in on a direct line for me before swooping past a few feet above my head. I figured I could stand my ground because if one was to hit me I reckon we’d be equal in a grapple on the sand.

Coming in for the kill.

I managed to take these photos which actually came out quite well considering I was using an ipod to catch a fast moving ball of winged fury.

Further down the beach I came across a far more chilled family of gulls

Who didn’t care as I ran past – two of these are babies but you can’t really tell. But it explains the air attacks.
Oh I also met a far friendlier face!

So yeah …. one day I’ll have a boring run …. one day

Author: Gareth

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

9 thoughts on “Fly my Hawkmen! (NB No Hawkmen in this post)”

      1. Yeah but… if see a stream trickling along… That is it… It’s a lovely little stream trickling along… You’d probably see a team of kamakazi rare wild multi coloured fairy winged newts with death wish white-water rafting… lololololol!!!! That’s what I meant

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