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Biking the Coastal Path

I live in the most beautiful place in the world. Wales has a reputation for being windy and rainy, but today the sky was bright blue. We decided to hop on our bikes, make our way down to the marina, and see where we ended up from there.

After a few minutes watching the boats at the marina, we headed over to the nearby bike path, part of Route 5 of the National Cycle Network. At first there were some threatening clouds and spitting rain — just enough to create a beautiful rainbow over the beach:

Coastal Path - Rainbow

But as we rode the sky cleared, and we wound around the path feeling the sun on our faces. We got almost to Dwygyfylchi and probably could have continued on, but I started to get nervous. This was my first bike ride in ages, and I knew that the last stretch toward home was all uphill. So we stopped and took a break by the water:

Coastal Path

As we started back home, I thought maybe I could have handled a longer ride — until we decided to make a detour and ended up on a ridiculously steep hill. I downshifted, but not enough. As I walked my bike up that last slope toward our house, I looked over my shoulder, down toward the marina, and promised myself that I’d be back soon.

View toward the marina

 

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  1. I like the low hanging rainbow in your first picture. Reminds me of the days we spent in Galway, Ireland. Within a very short time, you could have several different kinds of weather. Sometimes, two or more at once.

    Do you remember your former physics teacher at WHS. Your folks keep us informed of your travels and adventures. Looks like you are having a good time.

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    • That rainbow was my favorite part of the ride.

      And of course I remember you! I’ll be sure to come over and say hi the next time I’m in the neighborhood — and let me know if you and Melanie travel to this part of the world. 🙂

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      • Be sure to do that. It is a part of the world we would like to see. We haven’t ruled out going there.

        Good to hear from you.

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  2. Rainbows make any photo magical. What a lovely shot of that beach area. But I’ve no idea how anyone can pronounce that area’s name!

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    • I definitely plan to go back to that beach to take more pictures (and hopefully capture more rainbows!). If I go a few more times, maybe I’ll learn how to pronounce Dwygyfylchi. 😉 I can handle some of the Welsh names now, but that one still escapes me!

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