Day 135 mile 135: Wet Wheelie-Bin Day. Today it is rainy and windy, something of a return to form for North Wales, after a long period of generally dry weather. In some ways having weather one might refer to as ‘average’ feels like a refreshing change but not something I would like to be stuck with for ever. The rain seems to have brought the birds out, presumably in search of worms and the colour of the light has that odd supersaturated feel to it; the chestnut brown horse in the field near the end of the road standing out in embossed contrast to the chromium oxide green of the field.
In addition to this it is bin day. This gives the place something of a carnival feel. Since the cut backs in local government spending household bins are now only collected once a month, which results in people being very keen that their bin be collected and emptied on the right day. As a result every possible bin down the road is out for collection, along with various re-cycling containers; and all are generally placed so that they could not possibly be overlooked. The goal of ‘not being overlooked’ seems to result in people setting up inadvertent slaloms down the pavement, which I suppose is fun in a contrary way!
Anyway it is a bit of a crazy day, not one I would want to emulate everyday but quite good fun for a change!
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: 1628.9 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Many, many thanks as ever for all the support!
Today’s earworm is a bit of fun, although it possibly doesnt make sense for readers who did not grow up on a diet of UK kids TV!