Katha and Dave’s UK runcation has (sadly) come to an end.
Sad for them, I’m sure, but even more so for this blog, because Katha’s daily posts have been source of joy (& learning!!) this past week.
I found this final post both poetic and also quite moving. Katha expresses what we’re all feeling in these terrible Covid times – uncertainty, and taking pleasure in the small things in life – like a rainbow 🙂
Enjoy this last runcation post, friends:
“Our final destination, Porthmadog or Portmadoc, a Welsh coastal town not too far from Snowdon, as my run along the coastal path later corroborated.
The path itself was perfect for running.
The weather was typically Welsh—wet and grey.
But still, I really enjoyed my sunset 5K yesterday.
In fact, my daily runs have been a source of joy during this holiday.
Both Dave and I enjoy exploring a new place through running and with not much else going on owing to Covid, our runs turned out to be quite interesting. This one, for example, proved magical with changing scenery in a 30 minute span. In the first half of the run, the mist covered mountains (I knew Snowdon was hidden somewhere) added that bit of mystery to the scenic coastal route.
But as I was on my way back, the sun flickered through the mist & grey clouds, lighting up bits of the estuary. It was poetic. I stood a few minutes just taking it all in. Then I ran as fast as I could back to our hotel to grab my phone, but alas missed the photo op.
Nevertheless, today I managed to not only see the landscape but also capture it when the sun came out briefly.
I also took a moment to contemplate. The highest peak in the video is Snowdon, which we plan to scale tomorrow.
It’s part of the husband’s 50th Birthday Challenge that also involves having a drop of Welsh whiskey atop to celebrate.
The weather is looking good, and even though we still have uncertain times ahead, we’ll find reasons to smile and appreciate the little things. And just like that a rainbow appeared for a fleeting few seconds.“
That closing sentence, Katha…
“and even though we still have uncertain times ahead, we’ll find reasons to smile and appreciate the little things. And just like that a rainbow appeared for a fleeting few seconds.“
Thanks SO much for sharing your holiday with us.
Congrats on climbing Snowden, too.
Oh yes, what did I learn today, do I hear you ask?
I didn’t know that Wales has whiskey.
You live & you learn 🙂