“Let’s go for a wildcamp”. These where the words that I was greeted with when my wife Alison got back home from work on Friday evening, I’m not one to turn down an offer like that. We where due to go for a walk up Cadair Idris on Sunday anyway so it was an easy decision, we decided we would not change these plans. A camp by Llyn Cau on Saturday night it was.
Almost exactly one year ago (18/3/11) was I last went up Cadair Idris, I also camped by Llyn Cau that evening, the photos etc from that trip can be seen here.
We planned to set off at 2pm but as it happened Saturday morning turned out to be really hectic, I had promised I would take my mum shopping and Alison had a lunch appointment with some friends, so after plenty of rushing around, dropping the kids off at Grandma’s and a perfectly timed visit from a kitchen fitter just as we where stepping out the door we eventually set off at 3pm one hour later than planned. Luckily the roads where quiet and clear which meant we arrived at Minffordd car park still in the daylight. Wasting no time we kitted up and set off, getting strange looks from people we passed who where walking in the opposite direction, back to the car park.
|Megan- Flat out|
|Playing with the Shutter speeds|
|Just about make out Barmouth|