As you may gather from the previous entry, Sue and I nipped down to Dolgellau for the day, so as to join a few friends for an evening at the Red Lion in Dinas Mawddwy.
Sue popped up Cadair Idris. She encountered hundreds of folk on a 'Three Peaks in 15 hours' adventure - they had set off up Snowdon at 4.30 am, were now on Cadair, and were to drive down to the Brecon Beacons to climb Pen y Fan by 7.30 pm, all in aid of raising £100,000 for a Cardiff charity.
Good for them.
Meanwhile, I enjoyed a 9 km stroll along the Mawddach Trail to the old toll bridge at Penmaenpool and back.
On the way I passed a number of common plants, and realised (after the Wood Avens) that the camera had been set on 'tungsten' mode for some time (hence the rather odd tinge to recent images).
From the top:
Herb Bennet / Wood Avens (Geum urbanum)
Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) - or similar
Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
Red Campion (Silene dioica)
Back at Dolgellau, we rendezvoused successfully and enjoyed tea and cake at Parliament House, a lovely family run coffee shop with a gallery of excellent images from Andrew Kime.
Meanwhile, the Welsh Castles Relay, was in progress, a change-over point being more or less next to our car in the car park. Never mind, we thought, we'll escape to the Red Lion at Dinas Mawddwy. So we went there. But we didn't escape, as unbeknown to us the next section of the relay finished some 10 miles away at the doors of the aforesaid Red Lion! Clever, huh!
But the weather was lovely, and we very much enjoyed the annual dinner of the 'Twenty-Fifth Annual Castleton Dinner Meet'.
Exciting stuff, what?
I'll take my pen then.