DAI'S WALK-AROUND-WALES BLOG - DECEMBER 2014
14/12/2014 - I love the way you can almost rely on the weather forecast
to be correct nowadays. It's off to bed with a smile on your face
because you know the next day it's going to be sunny. And so it was - up
at 6.30 and got a couple of hours of the day job under my belt before
spending 45 minutes prepping my route for the day. Today I was staying
local to Glynneath and the prize and driving force for getting to
halfway was a Marshall's Big Boy Breakfast Roll. Scrummy Tuck with a
capital S and a capital T - I LOVE MY FOOD.
Marshall's Big Boy
.............and we're off - it's on to the Langey, someone told me why it was called this a while back and now I've forgotten which is why I'm building this website so I can look it up when I've forgotten. Yes I have a bad memory and as usual I had to return to the start because I'd forgotten to start my recording devices. At present I'm using a Garmin and Map My Walk on my iphone.
More about my broken leg because I did hear a little question bouncing around in your mind, something like..... "How did you break your leg" Well it's like this see, I hoping you are sitting down before you fall down laughing. I broke it on the set of Casualty, yes the BBC programme about accidents and emergencies and I end up having the accident and being the emergency. It was an assault course scene, you may have heard Michelle Collins the actress talking about it on Good Morning Britain, if not you can see it on Youtube by clicking on the link below.
.....and I had lines too which was a shame because I broke my leg in rehearsal and never got on that programme. OK so you want to know more, well that was only my second acting job, my first was in the film Pride and I get a whole 2-3 seconds when I'm the only person on the screen and the camera is focussed on yours truly but you've gotta know it's me first because at the end of the day I am acting so I look like someone else. Here's me standing next to Bill Nighy in one of the promotional photos from the film.
We'll do a walk incorporating the Pride film location soon meanwhile for today's effort..............
17/12/14 - It was a bit of rainy/misty day today so I did the GLYNNEATH - PONTWALBY VIADUCT CIRCULAR walk. I've a ton of photos on file so I'll add these and the map at a later date. WALK PAGE NOT AVAILABLE YET
20/12/14 - Another dry Saturday and another walk from the Glynneath Car Park, this time a 6.5 mile GLYNNEATH & CWMGWRACH CIRCULAR walk. Another Marshalls and incredibly while there I met a guy I hadn't seen for nearly 40 years, Nigel patten. Nige and I reminisced about old times, we grew up a couple of hundred yards apart and I delivered papers to his house. Nigel was on the tele not so long back on a BBC Wales programme 'Rhys Jones's Wildlife Patrol' where he disproved Nigels' sightings of a wild puma or similar animal. Nigel claims to have 4 seen large cats in the Port Talbot area on 4 occasions. I myself have seen 2, 1 definate and 1 just a fleeting glimpse not. So I am in Nigel's camp on that one.
GLYNNEATH CWMGWRACH CIRCULAR - WALK PAGE NOT AVAILABLE YET
27/12/14 - It's Christmas time so we had a family walk today visiting my parents grave in Llantwit Cemetery in Neath and a 3-4 mile walk around the Gnoll Country park in Neath. The place has changed incredibly since all the pine trees have been cut down.
28/12/14 - I didn't plan anything today because of family visiting over the Christmas period but the skies were amazingly blue and I couldn't resist getting out and completing another local circular walk. I was struggling to catch the light at the end of daytime to cracked on with the walk and didn't take many photos. I've loads on file
GLYNNEATH PONT-NEDD-FECHAN CIRCULAR 7.5 MILES