Second part of the photo dump from Wales : )
The weather forecast said snow – but there was just a sprinkling when we woke up this morning. I’d wanted to get his shot of Tryfan with the river / tree in it, and today was my last chance so despite a rather bleak looking forecast off we went.
The entire day ended up being cold – but quite nice. We stopped off for a pastry and some cake at the Ogwen Visitors Centre, then went up for a walk around Llyn Idwal.
Today the weather was … not great. It started off quite nice in the morning, but by 10am it was chucking it down and super windy. So much so that we turned around and came home.
After a pit stop for an early lunch, the weather had settled down a bit so we went back out. Initially we were going to stop at Llyn Ogwen but we decided to carry on to Pen-y-Pass.
Parking at Pen-y-Pass is notoriously bad, but despite the fact it is half term in Wales the weather must have been keeping people out. We paid out £10 (!!) and off we went.
The weather here wasn’t as kind to us as the weather back at the cottage, or at Llyn Ogwen – but we’d paid for it so we were walking! Despite the gale force winds, and the occasional wind shower it was a quite pleasant!
Below is a bonus picture from yesterday.
Today we spent the day in Llanberis (North Wales). There were a few things we all wanted to see, including the lone tree, the castle and a big sword.
The weather wasn’t great overnight and into the morning, so it was a late-ish start.
We parked up, surprised at how few cars were in the parking lots. We’d circled around enough of the car parks looking for the cheapest – so we’d manage to form a fairly clear picture.
Once we’d found the lone tree, and stopped off in the Lone Tree cafe for a break (very nice soup and chips!) we set off back up the lake to see the castle, then a waterfall, and then walk up Snowdon a tiny bit – by this time it was pretty late in the day and the sun sets at 5ish, so it was time for home before it got dark.