Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
Saturday, 8 May 2021
Friday, 7 May 2021
On a sunny morning we breakfasted in front of the above view of the harbour from our living room.
Eventually we set off on a 40 minute drive to Brithdir, just beyond Dolgellau. Our walk started down a lovely path beside the Afon Clywedog gorge - known as the Torrent Walk.
Whilst most wild garlic is still in bud around here, for some reason there are patches of flowers in this spot. Sue collected some leaves to supplement our dwindling supply of lettuce.
We met a couple who had seen firecrests and nuthatches on their way up the valley. They were the only walkers we saw all day.
Thursday, 6 May 2021
After a half hour drive to Dolwyddelan, we donned waterproofs almost as soon as we had set off up a path through the forest on a track that headed towards Capel Curig.
We stopped for a lengthy chat with a chap who was wild camping in the forest. Happy days!
By the time we reached a 301 metre spot height, we'd left the forest, said hello to a couple of other walkers and a polite motorcyclist, and were able to admire the view ahead to snow plastered Glyderau and Carneddau (above) and to the nearby summit of Moel Siabod (below).
A little further on we paused for elevenses. Very pleasant as long as you were well wrapped up.
At the bottom of the hill, in woodland on the outskirts of Capel Curig, we came across a house we recognised. We have stayed there. It belongs to a climbing club, and we visited as guests a few years ago. I remember walking up Moel Siabod from it. Was it the weekend of Richard and Melinda's wedding? I know they were members of the club.