Day 118 mile 118: Bluebells White-Woofage

18191640_10213131502182271_860659449_nDay 118 mile 118: Bluebells White-Woofage. Today was a really pleasant opportunity to go running with a dog again, and have a bit of a natter. Having been messaged by a college to say that their dog would be in work on Friday earlier in the week, I decided to shelve my intrigue as to what the dog actually did for work, and agreed to go for a jaunt at lunch time.

So we went along the cycle path beside the Afon Cegin; college walking behind and myself running ahead, with Tilly the Alsatian running between the two and seemingly having a whale of a time.

18191151_10213131501902264_1484413045_nToday is overcast with occasional rain showers which made all the colours of the woodland seem that bit darker and more intense under the grey light. The contrast of the very blond Tilly Dog, the emerald greens of foliage and the dioxazine violet of the ‘blue’bells made for a riot of colour in the relative silence of the humid air. At the turnaround point I was lucky enough to catch sight of a heron fishing in the river, waiting, statuesque for the opportunity of lunch.

All in all great fun, made even better by avoiding the terrific cloud burst with happened within a minute of getting back!

Massive thanks to Diane Hamilton for photography, a lift to and from the trail and the opportunity to run with Tilly the dog.

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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: 1655.4 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Thanks as ever for all the support!

Ed

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