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Ellie  Adventures | Outdoors | Active | Coast | Sea | Devon & Cornwall | #GetOutside

Love a fast flowing rapid river. This is the Afon Llugwy coming through Betws-y-Coed before joining up with the Conwy. A juicy bit of raw power and gravity, a far cry from the way we spent our morning surfing man-made waves at Surf Snowdonia...which was fun, but weird. The jury's still out on it for me. Anyway, these rivers have got us thinking about some adventures that need planning and some kit that needs buying...πŸ€”
#snowdonia #snowdonianationalpark #nationalparksuk #wales #northwales #cymru #betwsycoed #river #water #fastflowing #exploring #getoutside #goniceplacesdogoodthings

The forecast was for >95% double rain (you know, the one with the black cloud and 2 rain drops!), and it proper double rained, heavens opened and Wales did what Wales does best! Brunch and coffee by the sea in Abersoch this morning, and then like two old people, we got in the car and toured, Ed even said, "this is what we'll do when we're old"... already doing it boy! We have been thwarted in our ambitions this week, surf was bunk, river levels too low for rafting, surf snowdonia having an algae problem...and this was what we were greeted with in Snowdonia. Let's face it, nobody really enjoys hiking in mist and heavy rain...do they? We're having a lovely holiday though 😁
#snowdonia #snowdonianationalpark #wales #northwales #cymru #weather #rain #hiking #hills #getoutside #goniceplacesdogoodthings

A rare moment of sunshine today whilst exploring the Lleyn Peninsula, and dodging rain squalls. Came across Porthdinllean in the lee of a proper howling sou'westerly, and the pub on the beach was a welcome respite from battling the wind on the coast path.
We were trying to hunt down a cleanish wave to surf, but turned out to be two extremes of massive blown out craziness to too small and weak...and tomorrow brings storm Ali 😬
#porthdinllean #lleynpeninsula #lleyn #wales #northwales #cymru #beach #coast #coastpath #walking #exploring #getoutside #goniceplacesdogoodthings

Up in the air.

Spent a glorious sunny day on the side of a very steep hill documenting @edwardccsteele's foray into the world of paragliding, embarking on his pilots licence. With Chesil Beach below, and views to Lyme Regis and Devon beyond, it was a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday!
#paragliding #paraglider #flying #sky #dorset #westbexington #jurassiccoast #getoutside

This might be one of my biggest and bestest life moments - women's under 60's World Bellyboard Champion 2018
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To win on my grandpa's old bellyboard makes it even sweeter, he was the one who taught me to ride my first waves, alongside my Great Aunt Pam - this one is for them, keeping the family tradition alive.
Also to share it with my best buddies, who like me, never take themselves seriously, and entered into the spirit of the belly with full gusto.
And to my partner in crime and fellow male Champion @edwardccsteele, we'll have to fight over which wall in the house to mount our trophies!!
. πŸ™ thanks to all those involved in making the champs happen this year πŸ€™
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#worldbellyboardchampionships #wbbc #bellyboarding #bellyboard #homebreak #waves #surf #perranporth #cornwall #woodisgood #goodvibesgoodridesgoodtimes #lifegoals

Sliding into the weekend, rocking the leopard print. This is one stylin' slug, very cool. Also massive, a good 15cm, that's a sizeable slug!
On it's way to the Friday night slug party perhaps? Sure is going to turn some heads when it gets there.
Leopard Slug (Limax maximus). .
#slug #leopardslug #leopardprint #garden #wildlife #nature #invertebrates #getoutside

This is why I love September - good swells, great weather, and the tourists are on their way home!
Spent Saturday on our bellyboards getting some absolutely epic, windless, clean low tide drainers, but today it was carnage, those waves were punchy! Look at those smiling faces - pure stoke.
A good solid few hours of practice for the champs next weekend πŸ€™ .
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#bellyboarding #bellyboard #woodisgood #worldbellyboardchampionships #surf #surfing #waves #beach #perranporth #cornwall #kernowfornia #sunsoutfunsout #surfedout #getoutside

When it's 4ft and completely messy, you can't beat a low tide Perranporth bellyboard session.
Some big old dumpers, where all you can do is close your eyes, hold on, and try to remember to close your mouth! High fives and πŸ€™ all round...
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#bellyboarding #bellyboard #woodisgood #surfing #surf #waves #beach #coast #perranporth #cornwall #kernowfornia #getoutside #youneverhaveabadbellyboardsession

This fern was given to my mum when she was pregnant with me... it's 33 years old!
Today I helped my mum to re-pot it, so it may continue to live for many more years.
We have a joke (or dark, black humour) in our family that when the fern dies, I could die 😬
No pressure mum!
#fern #plants #houseplant #longevity #greenfingers

A glorious day on the water, messing about in boats. So good to be back in Big Red... she's been neglected this year.
Our flotilla of fun was made up of a motley crew of all the craft; an open canoe, an inflatable kayak, a couple of SUPs, a Drascombe Lugger, and a Wayfarer... plus a 4 month old baby, and Maverick the adventure dog. All washed down with a pint of Tribute. Can't go wrong! .
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#cornwall #cornishlife #kernowfornia #lovecornwall #malpas #riverfal #carrickroads #truro #river #sea #beach #canoe #canoeing #canoeingadventures #sailing #onthewater #paddling #goniceplacesdogoodthings #getoutside
Crew: @xraychurch @vickyjanegould @inflatedadventures @wild_explore_adventure @lomaxjake
Route: Restronguet Barton to Malpas via Turnaware Point for a pasty stop

πŸ€™ looking forward to sharing some stoke on 4ft of ply in September!
Sometimes you can have a mediocre surf, but you can never have a bad bellyboard session; fact.

#bellyboard #bellyboarding #worldbellyboardchampionships #perranporth #cornwall #surf #waves #sea #goodvibesgoodridesgoodtimes

After having last week off on hols, I couldn't manage a whole day off for my birthday today ☹️ but managed to bunk off a bit early to go for a swim in the sea (somewhat chiller than the Aegean πŸ˜‚) with my folks and the pooch (who's such a wuss in the sea!), followed by tea and cake made by mother! Lush!
#birthday #swimming #seaswimming #wildswimming #beach #coast #sea #southwestcoastpath #heybrookbay #plymouth #devon #getoutside #goniceplacesdogoodthings

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