Day 128 mile 128: Crossing Sunbeams. The sun is out again, so for today’s run I took advantage of this and got out early. Just off the beaten track on my way to work lies the Morfa Madryn nature reserve with carpark on the shore just below the village of Abergwyngregyn. A slightly lesser known entrance to it also exists a mile or so up the road, and having been to the main one before I set off to explore.
Access to the reserve a beach is down a long narrow road, used so infrequently that there carpet of grass down the middle so thick, lush and uniform it almost looks as if an incredibly long roll of turf has been unwound down the track. This stops where the road ends and meets the Pentre Du crossing. This foot crossing over the railway comprises nothing more than a gate and a sign telling you to check for trains, however the rural idyll is shattered when one considers that these four rails are in-fact the main railway lines between London Euston, Holyhead, and hence to Dublin. With this in mind one tends to check twice!
Once across the views and the day continue to get better and better with smooth off-road running underfoot courtesy of the land comprising mostly of earth and sand set down over thousands of years by sea and river. The sky is beautifully clear today and I was treated to not only seeing a pair of shelducks but also a plethora of rabbits nibbling their morning breakfast on the tightly cropped grass behind the dunes.
It is obvious that this weather cannot last for ever, but it is very nice while it is here 🙂
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Distance: 1726.6 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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