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.

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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.

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Coming in for the kill.
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SPARTA!

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

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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.
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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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