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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It’s probably¬† best to try to count your blessings after such a year – the cleaner air, the extra time in the garden, the jolt to all the habits that needed a shake up are no bad thing. And such … Continue reading

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Stacks, Bridges and Barrows

There have been a couple of longer bike rides since the last time I posted – one to the Green Bridge of Wales which is a superb sea arch near St Govan’s Head, and the other was to Foel Eryr, … Continue reading

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The Southernmost Point of Pembrokeshire

After reaching the highest point¬† in Pembrokeshire, I wondered about reaching other extremeties – the most southerly point, St Govan’s Head, being the obvious one since it’s an exciting jutting headland, with crashing waves, and St Govan’s Chapel tucked into … Continue reading

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The Highest Col in Pembrokeshire

Last Sunday was so sunny that we decided to reach the highest road (tarmac) in Pembrokeshire and to reach the highest point in Pembs too! It’s a very pleasant ride to the Preseli Hills via Lampeter Velfrey, Llandissilio and Maenchlochog … Continue reading

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Rural Bike Routes in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire has so much great coastal scenery, with great views and impressive climbs, that it’s easy enough to forget that there’s some wonderfully quiet and scenic lanes inland. Of course, there’s the Preseli area – with some decent moorland. Indeed, … Continue reading

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The Sea, The Sea

My wildflower area is doing well, just as last year (though I’ve extended it). As you can see there are marigolds, sweet rocket, ox eye daisies and a few too many campion. There will soon be very few lanes within … Continue reading

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Was That Peak Traffic?

And are roads never going to be as crowded again? Because up until coronavirus the roads were generally achieving¬† a new record level of traffic per year or pretty close to it (see the Dept for Transport stats). Although it’s … Continue reading

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Viral Times

Although coronavirus is evidently a serious threat to heath and wealth, there are some positives. Given the closure of the nearest swimming pool, I’ve taken to swimming in the sea instead. Yes, with a wetsuit. And the beach is so … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

The recent storms have produced some remarkably big waves. The photo shows surfing at Wiseman’s Bridge – it was impressive, and continued for a couple of days in big waves. The waves trip over the rocks on the west side … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

2019 has been the year of bamboo. No, not for the Chinese, just for myself, since I’ve just finished digging out the last clump of highly invasive bamboo in the garden. It’s a pleasure to see it go, and, of … Continue reading

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