Team SK paddler: Helen Wilson—A weekend in Wales
Entry from Helen Wilson’s blog
Last week I arrived in the UK, where Mark and I will be throughout November. We began the week with a little sightseeing in Shrewsbury, England before loading up the van to head to North Wales for a day of exploring and another day of classes.
Wine tasting in Shrewsbury.
Shrewsbury is the birthplace of Charles Darwin, and Mark relaxes for a few minutes in front of his statue.
We took the “long road,” and stopped lots of times to take in the gorgeous fall colors.
Enjoying the Llugwy River from land.
This corner reminded me of a scene from a Thomas Kinkade calendar that I had a few years ago.
We had a day to explore and spent the time hiking, climbing and warming up in cozy pubs. In the evening we visited with friends.
We enjoyed a gentle hike around a scenic mountain lake.
We also got in some climbing between afternoon rain showers.
Mark has spent lots of time living and working in North Wales, so he knows all of the good climbing spots.
The following day we ran two rolling classes at Llyn Padarn.
Warm up exercises on a slightly chilly day.
A rolling demonstration on the lake.
After Sunday’s classes we made our way back to Shrewsbury to spend the week with family. On Thursday we hop on a train to London for some more sightseeing and four more classes this coming weekend.
Enjoying a day in Wales with Mark.