A return to waterworld

After even more torrential rain yesterday and overnight it was time to don the flippers and get back out there to explore the new maritime environment and I for one welcome our new aquatic overlords.

Considering the road leading to the fields looked like this I was pretty sure I was gonna get soooo wet

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To the left is the stream ….
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Yep waterlogged fields ahoy

Thing is that once your feet and legs are wet and the initial shock is done and dusted you’re fine. In fact the water acts as an insulator once it’s up to body temperature. This is my theory and I’m sticking to it. So my advice to any budding trail runners is that you can’t avoid getting wet so don’t tiptoe around it just bang straight on in there at speed and embrace it!

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The waterfalls by the ruined mill were looking impressive today
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As were the ones running onto the beach itself

I was gonna make this a short run but was enjoying myself so much I went off to do some more water hunting

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But first I had to get past aggro cow and his “You looking at me?” expression
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And “Orangucow” Part Orangutan part cow
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A few miles on and the viws from the clifftops are great, especially when the sun breaks through. Thats one of the beaches I pebbleran yesterday
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Thar she blows!  This stream was more of a trickle yesterday – Now to slide down to it
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Clear as mud and quite strong but luckily jumpable
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Stream 2 is the source of the waterfall from yesterdays post
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And heres the top of it
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The sun was still giving me some beautiful views
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On a whim I detoured as it was still high tide and came across the old Watch House thingy in Derval Woods

The last 3 or 4 miles home were an uphill slog through completely waterlogged fields. I’m sure it’s building up strength in my legs but its a bloody killer at the time.

Even the cabbage field was a veritable stream, ankle deep freezing cabbage water anyone?

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They even smell cabbagey despite being tiny

I leave you with another photo of the cliffs in sunlight. Always remember that any run can be a bit of an adventure. Just let your mind go wild and the body will follow. Invent and imagine and nothings a chore.

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Author: Gareth

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

7 thoughts on “A return to waterworld”

  1. Wow is getting a bit clichéd now! Sooooo…
    BLOODY WOW!!!!! Shit! Now I wanna go run and I’m curled up on the couch under a blankie with the cats catching up on blogs and nursing a prosecco headache!!!! 😂

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  2. I thought that you had acquired a canal with the first pic! Your enthusiasm makes me a little ashamed that I didn’t even try to go out – I stayed in with my Buddy and listened to music. you reminded me what I’m missing (adventure) and I totally agree about the wet legs- no point in trying to tip toe around that muddy stuff, you only slip and fall in. Best to just wade in wholeheartedly and stay warm by keeping running!

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  3. To be fair I was only enthusiastic as it wasnt raining while I was out :p Yep only way to deal with puddles, streams and river is full speed ahead and leave a good wake (literally)

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