Day 36 mile 36: Sunsets & Zombies. At the risk of sounding like an over optimistic fool, the evenings are starting to be noticeably lighter. The can be few places in the world (other than at the poles!) where this is more noticeable than in Penmaenmawr; where the mountains provide a natural amphitheatre hemming the town in on 3 sides leaving the only visible horizon over the sea to the north.
Whilst this provides a highly defensible stronghold against the zombie apocalypse (especially if you blocked the A55 tunnels) it also ensures that in the winter it is possible to go for days without seeing direct sunshine.
As the year wears on and the sun begins to peep above the crags and quarry machines it can give rise to spectacular sunrises and sets as it slinks and arches beneath the sea’s horizon, only to re-emerge on the opposite side a few hours later.
As it was a clear evening and apparently only a few minutes until sunset, I put down my tea cup and got today’s mile in, running towards the west as much as I could. While the year is not far enough on for a bells and whistles sunset it is still spectacularly beautiful and a sign that spring is on the way!
I am running a mile each day everyday for 2017. If you feel you can sponsor me please do, as all the money raised will go to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) who provide services all across the UK to support people affected by it.
Distance: 1634.6 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Some beautiful and calm music to run with for a change 🙂