Landing in Lliber

This holiday has been coming for so long! As the time drew nearer, we hardly dared to believe it would actually go ahead and we'd get to Spain. The week arrived and, thankfully, there were no lockdowns in the UK or Spain, and we managed to stay Covid free, despite the media constantly talking about... Continue Reading →

The Bala Mini Bash

Until this year, I didn't know what an audax was, but the Bala Mini Bash will be our third in as many months. Since we started cycling in January, I found out a friend and colleague of John's does these ridiculously long distance cycling events. One he took part in was about 600 kilometres (370... Continue Reading →

The canal trip finale

I thought I’d finished writing about our canal trip because we only had a few locks left. However, they were enjoyable locks and there were also a couple of tunnels. Therefore, I feel the need to record the last couple of hours for posterity. I have a rubbish memory and I write my blog so... Continue Reading →

Team work makes the dream work

Or so they say! Certainly we had a much easier day on the canal today (day 4). We worked well together and got into a little routine at the locks, and there were no dramas at all! Parked up in a peaceful spot on the canal, we had a lovely night’s sleep. Then, before we... Continue Reading →

A catalogue of canal errors

After a lovely meal out with family who we haven’t seen for a long while, we returned to find our narrowboat at a rather alarming angle. In the few hours we’d been away, the water level in the canal had dropped, leaving us grounded. There wasn’t much we could do about it at 11 o’clock... Continue Reading →

Floating along on the Rochdale Canal

‘Don’t do it’, they said. ‘You and John’ll be bored’, they said. So I thought I was in for a relaxing holiday… floating along, glass in hand… getting off the narrow boat occasionally to open some lock gates or do some sight seeing… maybe an occasional walk. How wrong was I? As well as all... Continue Reading →

Lon Las Cymru day 7: the end!

We awoke to bright sunshine, although the wind was still strong. After breakfast, we were ready to take on the last leg of our trip, firstly up to Holyhead where national cycle route 8 finishes, then across to Llaneilian where our friends live. I don’t think either of us could believe we were approaching the... Continue Reading →

Lon Las Cymru day 6: home territory!

We’d expected today to be easier because the ascent wasn’t as high as we’ve done over the last few days; however, we struggled. We’re starting to have a few aches and pains and, I’m not going to lie, our nether regions are starting to feel a bit sore! As well as these issues, by the... Continue Reading →

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