The weather promised me that it the clouds would go for the sunset, but an hour before the sun would dip below the horizon line, it was still pretty cloudy.
I decided it was worth the risk, and the trip out, so I put some clothes back on (I’d had a shower and gotten straight into my jim jams from the Abbey walk earlier in the day) and off we went up the hill out of the valley to the car park at the top.
How patiently I waited when we got to the car park at the top! I wandered around trying to find a good patch of heather, set up shop and waited. The longer I waited the more the clouds parted.
Every day there has been a rainbow at around the same time (just before sunset) in the same place. How bizarre!
Today was forecast to be the best day of our mini break, so today was the day we would try to reach Goatfell Summit. We got up a bit later and had a more relaxed morning, before driving a brief way to park at the start of the walk.
The weather forecast had remained favourable so we set off optimistically to reach the top.
The first thing to note was that it was very windy. Due to this we didn’t make it all the way to the top.
The second thing to note was that on our way back down it started hailing pretty much sideways and we got soaked – so we were glad we didn’t go all the way to the top!
Today is the first day of holiday part II – Wales. We are in Anglesey for the week.
After getting home last night (After a 4 and a half hour drive from the airport) I chucked the washing in the washing machine and we set out this afternoon on the 3 and a half hour drive to Wales.
This was our first proper driving day (Of two), and kB drove us to Trollstigen. This was about a 4 hour round trip (2 there 2 back).
The route there involved driving part of the Tourist Route 63. It was a very pretty route and we kept stopping off along the way.
This was the longest kB had driven on “the wrong side of the road” and he did good!
Once again the weather forecast was predicting rain but once again we didn’t get any! Well we did have a bit of a down pour on the way there but it didn’t last long, nor did it happen when we were at trollstigen, so all good!
We didn’t get back to Ålesund until after 9pm though, so it was a loooooooong day.