Dagger Legend

The pictures below are of my Dagger Legend which is now available for sale.

I have not paddled her for a few years now and it has been stored in my garage.

This is a great canoe for moving water – paddled grade 3 and very dry. It also takes a lot of kit for journeys and has served me well for week long trips in Scotland both inland and the coast.

Paddles well solo or double.

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Rhandirmwyn Area

The “Navigator’s” landscaping project is on going (it will need a map soon) and so our walk took place today a Saturday.

The weather started poor but improved as the day progressed.

Our route  http://my.viewranger.com/track/details/MTU3ODExMQ==

We climbed steadily up a minor road before joining a green lane. Here there were fields full of horses and unfortunately one dead horse which had appeared to have died giving birth as the foal, also dead, could be seen.

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There was no nearby farmhouse and so it was not until I returned home could I report the incident to the RSPCA. Hopefully the owners would be making their rounds daily as there were other pregnant mares in the herd.

At Dolfallt we ascended the hill shown as “Cairn 379m” for some extensive views albeit not as clear as we would have liked.

We then walked  through the woods and  down into Rhandirmwyn passing the Royal Oak with smells of chips cooking. i had read recently this pub was in the running for a CAMRA award. Throughout the area a considerable amount of tree felling had taken place which had opened the views.

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In the village we headed downstream alongside the Afon Tywi.

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I had fond memories of this stretch of river as it has to be one of the best grade 2 white water rivers in the area with its gorges and tight corners and at Dolauhirion bridge a nice grade 3 drop.

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At the property Dugoedydd we came across a lamb who looked like it had been coralled in the garden probably to be hand fed as it ran to the gate expecting a feed and had a fruitless suck on my thumb!

This walk was of interest to Mr and Mrs Navigator as they passed comment on the number of ponds in the grounds of various homes and whether theirs was going to be bigger or smaller. There was also an inordinate amount of time spent examining various foot bridges – you can guess the size of their project.

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Trelerw (Pembs)

With Mr and Mrs Navigator up to their welly tops in major landscaping and needed to be home in the week to give instructions to the digger drivers, our weekly walk took place on Sunday.

The weather continues to be fine, although there was a keen wind blowing today. Our venue was near the hamlet of Trelerw a small valley between Solva and St Davids with a convenient National Trust car park.

Route

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The walk took us down to the coast path and at Nine Wells we headed inland to the old RAF aerodrome, which is now a nature reserve,with glorious bright yellow gorse and lots of cowslips.

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Cowslips

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Arch Angels

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We joined a minor road which led us the outskirts of St Davids and down to the coast at Caerfai Bay

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As in my last post the spring flowers were blooming everywhere.

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With April’s weather continuing to be dry and warm I managed to persuade my better half to visit one of our favourite walks.

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This entails a circular walk based on St Davids with a pub lunch in the Farmers Arms.

We started from Caerfai Bay and walked west along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and had our first stop at St Nons Chapel.

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The spring flowers were indeed blooming but despite being a volunteer in the National Botanic Garden of Wales I am hopeless with plant names.

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On the way back to the car we called in the information centre where they are holding a celebration of Alfred Russell Wallace and his part in the discovery of evolution through natural selection.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Russel_Wallace

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