Seasons Greetings from a (briefly) sunny Newborough, Anglesey.
Another day, another storm. As expected, the boardwalk at Newborough beach has collapsed and is sliding into the sea:(
Overnight, the beach has eroded back by about three metres, completely undermining the front legs of the platform. The legs have dropped down by about one metre to the new beach level.
Here’s an updated picture from today (Saturday 4th Jan).
[The 2014 Sandman Triathlon is taking place on 21st September]
Each year, in September, one of Newborough’s more bizarre spectacles happens: the Sandman Triathlon. This is a triathlon for the courageous! It involves swimming 1km in the sea off Newborough; then cycling 60km along the roads and lanes of Anglesey; returning to the forest to run a further 10km – some of it on really strength sapping sand dunes. Wow.
Last year, the weather was horrible for the event – the sea was so choppy the route for the swim had to be changed, and then it rained all day. Fingers crossed that this year the weather will be kinder. The event will take place on Sunday 22nd September in 2013. Full information is available on the Sandman website
Here are some pictures from 2011, when the day started inauspiciously, but brightened up in time for the event.
Good luck to everyone in the 2013 event!