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April 9, 2016
April 9, 2016 at 6:28 am
Let the fun begin! Can’t wait to see your adventures of Whales, ummm, I mean Wales, unfold. Happy planning & packing.
Tegan Phillips says
April 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm
If only I WAS a whale, then all the rain probably wouldn’t be such a problem. Thanks very much TJ!
Lorna Mitchell says
April 9, 2016 at 7:27 am
Wales sounds a wonderful place to tour. It is so beautiful and no wildlife to contend with! I look forward to following you from my armchair.
April 10, 2016 at 3:34 pm
No wildlife except the sheeps! Thanks Lorna, and please tell Leigh many thanks for the lovely gifts she sent for Carly.
April 9, 2016 at 8:02 am
Excellent! I have a few friends that live in Wales and they rave about it – it will surely be a terrific adventure 🙂
April 10, 2016 at 3:36 pm
Thanks Kelly! Shout if you’re popping over to UK at all this year, I’ll probably be there a few months 😀
Tom Stevens says
April 9, 2016 at 8:30 am
Tom & Dee, Another year another adventure. Keep up the good work.
April 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm
Thanks Gran and Grampa! Love you lots
Grant - CycleTouring says
April 9, 2016 at 8:41 am
Yay, I can look forward to Tegan’s fun with the Adventure Gods brightening up my inbox this winter.
April 10, 2016 at 3:38 pm
Hopefully the Adventure Gods will be kind and generous to make up for all the elephants last year. But probably not. Thanks Grant, please say hi to the other G’s 😀
April 9, 2016 at 8:56 am
Thanks to unclipped adventure, my Saturday has started with smiling and laughing. Thank you. + brilliant ending to your cartoon strip.
Axel, I know you already have caves on your adventure list, but there are some more, big ones, at Dan yr Ogof. The’re cool. No they’re cool. In fact they can be freezing. Axel, remind “Teeeeegin” as a Welsh person may pronounce her name, to wear a coat. And Axel, you may need some woolly tyres.
Looking forward to welcoming you both to rainy, ooops, sunny, sun, sun, hot, hot, sunny Wales. Oh and Axel, you must take Teeeeegin to St. David’s Cathedral in errr, St. David’s. Very lovely. Lovely teashop, with Welshcakes. They are Welsh. But they are not really cakes. Oh, it’s too difficult to explain.
And from St. David’s you can cycle to Ynys Dewi. Axel, you’ll need to ‘make like a pedalo’ for part of the journey, but that will be fun.
I’ll stop now. The adventure has already started. Exciting. See you soon.
milltiroedd beicio 🙂
April 10, 2016 at 3:41 pm
Have just added wooly tyres to the packing list 😉
Will send you an email now to see about a Skype this week so you can tell me all of this places in more detail, I’m so excited!!! Ynys Dewi sounds like a hipster folk/rock/pop band, heh heh.
Justin Phillips says
April 9, 2016 at 9:10 am
hahahaha Tegz! you better brush up on your rugby too before going there. Did you know the main Church of Wales is Cardiff Stadium?
April 10, 2016 at 3:46 pm
Plans for improving my rugby-playing skills:
1. Imagine that my whole family got hit by a bus
2. Imagine that the bus driver did it on purpose, because he was mean
3. Imagine that the guy on the other team holding the ball IS that bus driver
4. Imagine that I am a close friends of the Guptas and can do anything I want without repurcussions of any kind
April 9, 2016 at 9:18 am
Hey you will love Wales and are well equipped to deal with Snowdonia after the Cederberg. Keep a look out for the Cardens in the Eastern side of Wales – that’s where we come from 🙂
April 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm
Thanks Ken, maybe I will even get to see the Carden Street that Kirsty mentioned 🙂 If I do I will definitely take a picture. Thanks for a wonderful dinner last night!!!
Keith warner says
April 9, 2016 at 9:57 am
It’s hilly,very hilly,and wet,so bring wet weather gear.
I live in Machynlleth,mid Wales(just outside the snowdonia national park),and it looks like trumpton a 60s kids show,we also have Druids and hippies,hills and rain,did I mention it rains?,think I did.
Anyway good luck and enjoy Wales,it’s brilliant
April 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm
Hilly and wet, it doesn’t sound too tempting when you put it that way. But then you say Druids, which is VERY exciting, I’m googling it as I type this. Thanks for the insider info 😀
April 9, 2016 at 11:09 am
It’s beautiful you’ll be fine. There’s always a village shop or a pub so worrying about anything is pointless.
April 10, 2016 at 3:55 pm
Thanks Ben, very reassuring 🙂 And it seems that worrying about anything usually is pointless 🙂 About to pop you an email now, looking forward to catching up with you and the family (and your bicycles)!
Laura Martín says
April 9, 2016 at 11:53 am
Go to the Primrose farm, close to Talgarth. It’s a beautiful place. You can volunteer there.
April 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm
This place looks amazing, and such delicious fresh food! Will definitely look into volunteering, thanks Laura 🙂
April 11, 2016 at 1:31 am
That is great!! I might be there around June – July, it would be great if we get to meet. It really is a lovely place. Don`t hesitate to write you need further information. Looking forward to reading your stories.
April 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm
Wonderful! Roald Dahl IS the greatest author ever and I am certain you and Axel will have a marvelous adventure!! Excited to follow along!
April 10, 2016 at 4:23 pm
Thank you Jen! Dahl certainly is wonderful, my dad just showed me a trailer for the BFG film this year, very exciting ^_^ Hope your adventuring is going well!
April 10, 2016 at 1:02 pm
I am sure you will have a great adventure, Tegan. Though not in Wales I hope to get the opportunity to visit the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden. http://www.roalddahlmuseum.com
April 10, 2016 at 4:26 pm
Thanks Liz! The Museum looks like such a fun place, I am actually flying in to London and coming back to England after Wales so will definitely get a chance to go and check it out (although it would be even more fun if it were a chocolate factory) 😀
Johan Greyling says
April 10, 2016 at 3:54 pm
Keep us posted. Sounds Great.
April 10, 2016 at 4:28 pm
Thanks Johan! I certainly will 🙂
Rob Cousins says
April 10, 2016 at 5:18 pm
Hi Tegan, good job keeping the dream alive; I’m sure Wales will remind you of Africa in many ways. I grew up in the extreme southern part of Wales, known as “New South” Wales, so I can only assume you will see kangaroos, platypus and eucalypts, plus 40 degree days. I might have a warm showers host to hook you up; stand by…
April 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm
Just had such a good chuckle at the New South Wales comment, I think that may just be next on the list after the UK! Will probably need the sunshine 🙂 Thanks very much Rob!!
April 10, 2016 at 6:22 pm
Hi Tegan, well for various reasons (but good reasons) my adventure is on pause, but as long as you can keep putting expression into a humanised potato then I can keep living vicariously through your comics. I wish I had the artistic talent in my little finger that you have in your whole body!
I have a buddy who also comes from the town which claims the world’s greatest second hand book shop, so if we’re talking about Hay-on-Wye then I might be able to put in a good word. Otherwise it’s a great time to be in Perth although our beaches are better and our sharks can’t fly.
Jon McCalmont says
April 10, 2016 at 8:13 pm
First post on your blog but we’ve been following your adventures since the Tom Allen bicycle competition. Love the cartoons and the wonderfully insightful humour, particularly the adventure Gods and their potatoes who I totally believe in and see their work everywhere I go. So pleased to hear that you’re planning to visit Wales. You need to check out the Lon Las Cymru, this is a fantastic 250 mile cycle route that runs from the Isle of Anglesey at the very northern tip of Wales to Cardiff bay, the capital city at the southern end. It crosses Snowdonia, the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons along the way, some of our most spectacular landscapes, and runs right past our door here in mid-Wales. If you make it anywhere near Builth Wells you’d be very welcome to call by for a meal or a stop-over.
We do have a lot more wildlife than just sheep, though not in the same league as South Africa, I once spent a week at a camp in Kruger, a real eye opener to discover just how far down the food chain us puny humans are in such a wild place. Particularly look out for our beautiful Red Kites, these wonderful birds were persecuted over hundreds of years to near extinction across the UK, just a couple of breeding pairs clinging on in the wild empty hills here in mid-Wales but now, after huge efforts to re-introduce them they are everywhere. The way they hang in the air and drift across the hills is fantastic to see, a real treat.
I hope the adventure Gods treat you well, your potato is kind and you enjoy our little country of rivers, lakes and mountains, it is breathtakingly beautiful but you will need strong legs and some good waterproofs!
Dee Stevens says
April 11, 2016 at 6:09 am
So you do like HILLS after all !!!!
Gran in Oz
April 14, 2016 at 12:58 pm
Haha yes Gran, I like them a lot, my legs are the ones who don’t like them!
April 11, 2016 at 10:06 am
Wales (the country not the animals) is fantastic, I’m sure you’ll love it! I spent a week there once where it didn’t even rain, so anything is possible….
April 14, 2016 at 1:02 pm
A whole week? Are you sure? I’m going to put that on the top of my list of ‘things to ask the adventure potatoes for’ 🙂
Ben Thorp says
April 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm
My sister lives in Wales (if you happen to be in Lampeter, pop into the Mustard Seed cafe and ask for Naomi). It’s very hilly, but very beautiful. I’m sure you’ll find plenty to do, and see (and eat!).
April 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm
That sounds wonderful Ben, especially the part about finding plenty to eat (somebody said something about Welsh cakes the other day, I don’t know what they are but I’m definitely going to have one, providing it’s actual cake). Will definitely remember to pop down to the Mustard Seed if I pass through Lampeter!
Andy Smallwood says
April 11, 2016 at 8:36 pm
Hi Tegan. A great article as ever. If you visit North Wales, check out http://www.llynadventures.com for your adventures. Chris Thorne, who runs the centre, will ensure you have a great time.
April 14, 2016 at 1:06 pm
Thanks so much Andy, the adventure place looks like a lot of fun! I’ve drawn it nice and big on the map I’m using to plan my route, should make for some really fun blog material 😀
April 12, 2016 at 11:18 am
SUPER COOL POST !!!!
Brilliant, absolutely class. Give us a nudge when you are passing Colwyn Bay & I make you some boerewors 🙂
April 14, 2016 at 1:08 pm
Thanks Danie!!! Your name definitely gives your South African-ness away 😀
I’m going to learn how to make milk tart this week so that I can bring some to the braai (if my laptop ever let’s me write ‘b r a a i’ without auto-correcting it to ‘bar’)!
April 13, 2016 at 12:36 pm
I really enjoyed this one and I expect you will really enjoy all that Wales has to offer!
It’s literally England’s playground in terms of outdoorsiness, so much fun stuff on offer and some great views too 🙂
Have a blast Tegan!
April 14, 2016 at 1:12 pm
Thank you Nixon! I see you are headed off for a big cycling adventure in Europe around that time too, I’m sure you’re going to have an incredible time (and with good weather too, probably!). Happy pedalling 😀
April 19, 2016 at 5:59 am
Ha!!! Wonderful and amazing! I learned so much about Wales! Think what you’ll teach me once you’re there!
April 19, 2016 at 8:59 am
Thank you Alli! It turns out Wales is super interesting after all, I’m sure there will be lots to learn over the next few weeks 😀