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Wales

Sunday, 11 January 2015
Lagoon at Ynyslas

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This will probably be my last post from Wales for a while. I left Wales early in the new year and have travelled in two countries since then. This week I will visit two more.

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Saturday, 10 January 2015
Lonely evil genius?

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Need some help with executing your plans? Minions seem to come cheap at this shop.

Posted by bigblue on 10/01/2015 at 01:44 PM
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
A mystery bird

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So, there I was cycling up the Rheidol Valley and this bird took off from a fence post in front of me and flew into a tree. It is the “white” object in the photograph.

Since then I have been trying to work out what bird it was, mainly by describing my dim recollection of it to various people. A local even suggested that it could be an osprey (based on the location and my description). The photo is not clear enough, but after examining my “on board video footage” I have come to the conclusion that it was a red kite. Or a buzzard. Or a similar bird.

What do you think?

Posted by bigblue on 07/01/2015 at 07:48 PM
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Tuesday, 06 January 2015
Into Aberystwyth

On Christmas eve we followed the Rheidol Cycling Trail from our holiday cottages on the Farm into Aberystwyth and along the promenade.

Posted by bigblue on 06/01/2015 at 06:19 PM
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Monday, 05 January 2015
A treacherous ride

It was early in the morning and there were patches of black ice on the road as I made my way up the Rheidol Trail from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge.

Posted by bigblue on 05/01/2015 at 09:42 PM
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Friday, 02 January 2015
Ynyslas Sand Dunes

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These are the dunes at Ynyslas in the Dyfi National Nature Reserve 8 miles north of Aberystwyth. See here.

Posted by bigblue on 02/01/2015 at 08:22 PM
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Pontarfynach

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This is the famous Devil’s Bridge near Aberystwyth in Wales. As you can make out in my photograph there are actually three bridges built on top of each other. The torrent of water below is the Devil’s Punchbowl, which also looked to me to be at least three pools carved by the water in the rock. 

If you are wondering why there is no devil in Wales (anymore), you need to read the legend of the bridge .

Posted by bigblue on 31/12/2014 at 05:33 PM
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Sunday, 28 December 2014
Choir of hope

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In Aberystwyth yesterday we bumped into Côr Gobaith 

Translated as Choir of Hope, Côr Gobaith sing songs of peace, justice and sustainability in Welsh and English, not to mention several African songs and a radical Norwegian anthem! The choir is run consensually and is open to all. We perform in Aberystwyth on the last Saturday of every month, singing against wars waged in our name and collecting money for appropriate causes.

Posted by bigblue on 28/12/2014 at 09:18 AM
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