A brief weather window yesterday allowed me to get out for a 10.3 mile run along one of my favourite routes directly from the house. It follows up the historic route of the A5 road and then turns right past Idwal Cottage after I pass over Pont Pen y Benglog, and then steeply downhill back down the valley on its western side along the ‘old’ road. I then join the cycle track along Lon Las Cymru that winds its way around the edge of Penrhyn quarry. Of course, if you’re not local, you’ll have no idea where I’m talking about! 😉 This is all within the northern edge of Snowdonia National Park, where I am lucky enough to live (although at the moment, the weather is more pertinent if you’re a duck in a wetsuit). If you’d like to see the mapped route on Strava, then please follow this link.
You may have noticed that I have altered the appearance of the font to something sans-serif, as I want the text to be clearer to read and slightly more modern looking. I am also toying with the idea of changing the look of the blog so mobile device users will find it easier to view, especially as my posts usually feature a lot of images and the theme currently is a bit ‘in your face’, but as I can’t even decide whether I want a cup of tea or not lately, I’ll leave it for now.
So anyway. I’m pleased to say that I appear to be getting my running mojo back, although today I never ran as a) the weather was disgusting and b) we had a friend over who didn’t fancy the run either. Instead we did something far more conducive to relaxation and had hot drinks and cake at one of our favourite, local establishments, the wonderful Lodge Dinorwic, in er, Dinorwic. I should point out here that the view is normally stunning from there, as per the website homepage, but as the car doors were nearly blown off as we exited said vehicle, we rushed inside. It’s a fantastic place, really friendly and you will always receive a welcoming smile and great food and drink from the proprietors Sonni and Simon. We love local, so we always endeavour to keep it that way so please pay them a visit if you’re ever in the area. They’re also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Well, naturally I took a few pics yesterday, so here they all are with a description under each. Please note that the majority of images are shot on my mobile phone, currently the excellent LG G3 (purchased due to its brilliant camera) so all shots are JPEG so not always the best quality. I make minor adjustments in Lightroom and Photoshop and then export at 72dpi for viewing on a screen only. (Please click on the image for a larger version) Enjoy 🙂