Day 189 Mile 189: Halcyon. The landscape today is beautiful. I am at the top of the Sychnant Pass; the air is still, the sky clear and the 9 am morning is at a clement 16°. From here you can see down the valley between the green and grey of the mountains out across the sea to Ynys Môn, the Isle of Angelsey.
The hills are nebulous with intensely saturated colour; the vibrant ochres of the rocks jostling with the viridescent sheep-cropped grass and the newly flowering heather in the crystalline morning light. Here and there suspended in the heather drape gossamer hammocks of cobweb, glistening and delicate with the remains of the previous night’s dew fall.
On summiting the rise, the view opens out across the sea to the north east. The water is as flat and still as plate glass below the Gt. Orme and the sky, a perfect mirror, breathtaking in it beauty and magnitude.
At times it is nice to find out about a place, its history or its morphology, or just events going on; and at other times the world gives us pause to realise just how amazing it is all by itself.
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: 1790.2 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
Many thanks as ever for all the support, particularly to author and all round good guy Neil Gaiman (Doctor Who, The Sandman, American Gods … etc!) who tweeted about my blog yesterday and all of a sudden web hits went through the roof 🙂