I recently returned from a great adventure - I cycled the length of Wales from south to north, around 325 miles including side trips, with a total elevation gain (someone asked, so I added it up) of 21,899 ft. It took me two weeks with only 8 of those being full cycling days, so I had plenty of time for sightseeing, eating good food, hiking, and resting. I had an absolute blast - loved the forests, the hills, climbing Cader Idris, seeing the tiny adorable train on top of Snowdonia / Yr Wyddfa, listening to high schoolers walk by chattering in Welsh, and all the friendly conversations with Welsh folks and travelers alike. I also learned a lot of about taking my bike on the train (not as hard as I once thought), so I think I maybe next time I'll stay longer in a few places and do day trips out - then maybe Ame will come too! I also cycled right by (or near) a bunch of cool metalsmiths I admire and would have loved to visit, so I'm going to work on that next year too. See the photos for captions, and also my instagram has a lot more photos, I did a post for each day.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.