Day 131 mile 131: Propitious Palindromic Pier. Today the sun is out but the weather is set to change soon so I thought I would go somewhere which is beautiful, but very exposed to the elements, while it is still pleasant to do so. At 460 m. long Bangor’s Garth Pier is the second longest in the country and is beautiful, tranquil place. It seems to still be locked into a quieter time, where seaside priorities were taking the air and enjoying the occasional cream tea; rather than the dodgems and amusement arcades which cling like barnacles to the surface of so many of its compatriots.
The air is noticeably warm today and the smell of the sea is a lot more noticeable than normal, mingling with the scent of cut grass from the playing fields just down the road. Even with the breeze coming off the sea it is still an amazingly pleasant day to be out; running along the boards towards the tea pavilion at the end, before orbiting the building and returning to aim inland towards the shore and the peaks of the Snowdonia mountain range.
The out and back nature of a run on the pier feels appropriate given the palindromic nature of day 131 something I hadn’t really considered when the whim of going along the pier struck me.
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.
Many many thanks as ever for all the support!
Distance: 1655.9 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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