Day 114 mile 114: At the Nature Reserve, Hiding from Monday

114Day 114 mile 114: At the Nature Reserve, Hiding from Monday. It is Monday, and it’s drizzly and it is too early in the morning. So, on the way to work I ran a mile through Morfa Aber Nature Reserve. It is situated along Abergwyngregyn beach and there is a public bird hide, where you can sit and relax whilst watching flocks of curlew, widgeon, and ducks if that takes your fancy. Apparently there are also kingfishers and otters but largely I just saw sheep.

It is a beautiful spot, with a mixture of trail paths and boardwalks, with views out over the mudflats and across the straits. The path runs right along the divide between the open space of the shoreline and the woodland and fields to the south creating a stereo bifurcation between the calls of wading birds and their more familiar arboreal counterparts. The smell of the sea, mingled with the earthy aroma of the mudflats and the wild garlic growing just off the path make for an intoxicating concoction, which somehow makes the idea of going to work on a Monday morning a bit less traumatic. 🙂

I’m 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: 1612.1 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Thanks as ever for all the support, it really does help!

Ed

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