Fields & cwms & ladders & rocks = fun

So sunday was a recovery run, why I seem to be posting every run a day late I have no idea. But still I was out there doing a slowish 5 miles.  I had to reverse a route starting with a hill up a road as I’d managed to leave the house without a key but luckily as I am used to doing this I have keys stashed with various friends and family all over the place. So I trotted to my friends house, gave his dog a cuddle which got it so excited it peed on the floor and then headed off to the beach via Wick ladders for once.

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The beach is yonder! Past the distant sheep
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Down the cwm – Welsh for valley
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Now to get to the beach – Note the way the tides leave depressions in the pebbles – It does this a lot, I need to find out why!
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Ladder one plus easy scramble down
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View halfway up the cliff
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Ladder two – Its easier going up these than down – note rusty securing bolts 😉

This reminds me, on saturdays run I passed 3 walkers at Monknash beach, by the time I had been round Witches etc they were stood on the beach near the ladders and flagged me down as they were panicing that this was the only way off the beach.  Ever the helpful I directed them the mile or so to the path up Witches point which they might stand a better chance at …. maybe. As I left with a cheery wave the lady called “and congratulations” which was odd, congratulations on not breaking any limbs maybe? Weird thing to say indeed.

Anyway I digress!  Back to sunday. As it was a recovery day I went looking for some fossils and found these two.  Enamoured with my finds I ran home with them – workout for the arms too!

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More ammonites!

Altogether a 5 mile easy run and best of all had a lot of fun.  Who knew there was so much free entertainment just lying in wait out there – go find some!

 

 

Author: Gareth

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

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