Walking the Coast of Wales

Walking the Coast of Wales

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Zion National Park, Utah.

October 30th: Today, we made an early 1 1/2 hr ‘dash’ to Zion National Park to beat the rush! Zion is a very popular park and today was no different. However, getting there just after 8am made the difference. With temps about 9C [26C later in the afternoon] we were able to complete a morning 7 mile hike through some beautiful terrain. What colour and structure! Even ‘tame’ wild turkeys grazed quietly… Heading home tomorrow!

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“The petroglyphs here are thought to be the work of several cultural groups and represent a long period of use by Native cultures.
What these designs mean is still unknown. Archaeologists debate that they represent concepts, ideas or actual happenings. Perhaps they were part of a religious activity or hunting ritual. The local Native Americans consider them to be an important part of their cultural history relating stories of their ancestor’s life ways.” [Source: Utah.com] 


October 25th Drove some 500 km from Moab to Brian Head, Utah. Visited /drove through Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park on the SR 313, then Capitol Reef on US 24. Once again incredible vistas… We will be staying close to Cedar City for the next few days…not too far from Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon and Escalante National monument… Hope you enjoy the photos…12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2525ii 26 27 28 29 30 31 32


Hiking/driving in Arches National Park, Utah. Staying in Moab.
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Madwalking’s ‘JustGiving’ fundraising pages for Velindre and Macmillan cancer support MAD walking Facebook pagewill close effective October 30th, 2014.

Mona and I want to thank you most sincerely for the way you have supported our efforts to raise money for cancer research and related support. Thanks to you, MaD walking raised over $21,500.00 for the four cancer charities we supported.

We will never forget our walk around the magnificent coastline of Wales. We will never forget the people who we met, the people who provided transportation, accommodation, the people who donated, the people who joined us on the walk and the people we met ‘on the path’. The walk was a ‘highlight’ in our life experience.

Diolch yn fawr iawn! Merci beaucoup! Thank you very much! [Back in Wales next year!]

Mona and David [MaD]

PS Special thanks to our driver and good friend, Oscar.

  • Mona and David Matthews from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in a ‘mad’ moment, have decided to walk the 1400km, 870 mile coastal path of Wales! They will do this to raise money for cancer research and related support in Wales, Canada and the USA. David, who was raised in Wales, will celebrate his 70th birthday on the walk. The official start date will be, from Chepstow, SE Wales, on St David’s Day, 2014. Please support the cause by donating and sharing this website with family, friends and colleagues!
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