Day 89 mile 89: Chasing Railings. Living at over 53° north has its advantages, and with the change in the clocks we now have beautiful long evenings. However being this early in the year it means that the mornings have now crawled back into being a bit crepuscular, and on this one, it’s raining too!
Never the less I got out and took the cycle path which winds around the mountain which forms the dividing line between this village and the next. The headland itself forms the edge of the Carneddau mountain range and descends in excess of 1000ft directly to the shoreline forming a natural barrier against wind, weather and the folks from the other side of the hill!
The cycle path winds around this outcrop at about ¼ of the way up intertwining in a brutalist dance between the railway, the expressway and itself as the three ribbons of metal and concrete wend their serpentine way between gorse rock and sand.
At the turnaround point where the sign attached to the low wall warns of a ‘low wall’ you can see down the 200+ft to the sea below where there are already 3 hardy walkers out on the shoreline; dark and Lowry-esque against the raw umber of the sand. The downhill run, back into the village is far nicer than the slog up.
Thanks as ever for all the support.
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Distance: 1697.8 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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