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Wales

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
The view from Aberaeron

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Looking up towards New Quay, which is on the distant bluff.

Posted by bigblue on 14/04/2015 at 11:22 PM
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Friday, 10 April 2015
Hwyl fawr Cei Newydd

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It was a lovely Spring break. We stayed in  delightful villa in a hamlet about 10 miles from New Quay. The weather was very pleasant and I enjoyed cycling the hills. My impression is that Welsh drivers are more considerate and careful than those of Surrey (but the traffic volume is lower and there may be other factors such as the long holiday weekend). On the way home I stopped for a few hours in Abergavenny in the Brecon Beacons national park. 

Posted by bigblue on 10/04/2015 at 10:52 PM
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015
YH13UGJ - Idiot speeding in a BMW

Yesterday in Aberaeron in Wales, this driver overtook me speeding in a 30 mph zone, and nearly took out some pedestrians crossing the road. Of course his rushing didn’t get him very far at all.

Posted by bigblue on 08/04/2015 at 08:18 AM
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Tuesday, 07 April 2015
Grenade found on New Quay beach

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It was apparently discovered by a child while digging a sandcastle, the one on the left in the top photograph. I asked a police officer what type of grenade it was, and he replied that he didn’t know except that it was a “pineapple shaped one”. Shortly after these photos were taken, the grenade was detonated in a controlled explosion and the crowd broke into spontaneous applause. The explosion was louder than I expected.

Posted by bigblue on 07/04/2015 at 10:11 PM
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Ystrad Aeron

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This is the Brinog Arms at Ystrad Aeron. It is on the Dylan Thomas walking trail, mentioned as the one pub (of two pubs in Ystrad Aeron) which was not Thomas’ favourite watering hole when he lived in nearby Talsarn in the 1940s.

Posted by bigblue on 07/04/2015 at 11:53 AM
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Monday, 06 April 2015
Mydroilyn to Llanina

On Easter Sunday I rode to Llanina with my sister. We visited the church of Saint Ina formerly King Ine of Wessex and then went to the beach.

Posted by bigblue on 06/04/2015 at 07:58 AM
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Sunday, 05 April 2015
Mydroilyn to New Quay

Some excerpts of our ride yesterday from Mydroilyn to the coast, and back.  The journey back (which doesn’t feature on this video) was a bit quicker because we didn’t get lost.  I enjoyed the lumpiness of the roads, including the steady 2 kilometre climb from Llywynon at sea level up to A487 (a 4.4 degree climb).

Posted by bigblue on 05/04/2015 at 08:04 AM
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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.

Posted by bigblue on 11/01/2015 at 01:44 PM
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