Back to geocaching this weekend but it's a bit breezy in South Wales so we hid in the woods. We went hunting for some great caches, and found something unexpectedly creepy!
I try to run this race every year, and this year I was testing myself, my legs and my hips to see if everything works.
We're trying to find all of the hidden geocaches on the Gower, so last weekend we went back to Pwlldu Bay and found some dolphins (or porpoise), some geocaches, and some more great views. We followed the coast path eastwards to Caswell and up into Bishopstone woods.
I managed to take a few days off work while the kids were on a half-term break so we popped across to London to see some dinosaurs, spacecraft and moon rock, and grabbed a few sneaky geocaches while we were there. On the way back we stopped in Cheltenham to see friends and family and went out to place the geocaching trackable that we found last week in an animal friendly location (as requested by the trackable owner) with a very large dog.
Last week we had a cracking geocaching outing, again to the far end of the Gower, up on Llanmadoc Hill. We grabbed a bunch of caches on a circuit across the hillside with some beautiful, hazy, February views.
After getting most of the north west Gower geocaches, to link up our string of smiley found cache icons with the south coast we went to Rhossili and out to the Worm, Fall Bay, Mewslade Bay and the cliffs in between to hunt for four coastal caches with some of the best views in Wales.
I've been responding pretty well to training so far this year. Skills have been developing nicely and my fitness and core stability have measurably improved. Numbers are similar to last year, and my left leg is working better. So I was really knocked back when I had an email telling me that this year's new race for XTERRA (off road triathlon), XTERRA Wales, had been cancelled.
I train for about 6 months to prepare for a big race that I want to perform well in. This year is my 8th consecutive year racing triathlon, and it’s a lot of work (fun, but also work) to prepare myself as best I can. So what do I do now?
A sunny, muddy run followed by some greyer, colder geocaching to tick off a bunch more caches on the Gower. Gotta find them all!
Last weekend we went out to the tip of the Gower again to hunt for a couple of caches on a tidal island. Dunes, huge beaches and ocean.
Jack had a busy birthday weekend but we still managed to get out and find some geocaches at a place none of us had visited before.