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    Rachael took me hiking in Snowdonia as a birthday treat. Such staggeringly beautiful scenery.

    We tried to get to the summit of Snowdon on the first day but got beaten back eventually by the incessant rain. Our waterproofs were just not up to it and we were thoroughly soaked and eventually turned back. The next day we didn't have enough time to get to the top and just went hiking up the Miner's trail and the weather was much better. Next year we will go better prepared and do the whole thing.

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    1. fulvue 72 months ago | reply

      Just catching up with your Snowdonia set. I first thought 'moody B&W shots' but I see they are colour! As I once read in a German hotel magazine: "There is no such thing as unsuitable weather, only unsuitable clothing!' Too true in the case of Wales. We went there this year (Snowdonia) and were blessed with rain for the first few days, but mercifully the sun came out for the second half of the week. My first trip there in the early 60s was rained off!

      It is a beautiful part of the world, and I hope to get back. As for Snowdon, best not to plan the day of ascent until a clear one dawns! And even then, be quick...

    2. ART NAHPRO 72 months ago | reply

      I think we were closer to the summit than we thought, even so I think we were wise to turn back. I couldn't feel my hands. I was wearing some pretty good waterproofs for my regular occupation (gardening) but they were no match for the Snowdon rain. I think you probably get what you pay for in terms of quality

    3. opie_jeanne 72 months ago | reply

      Beautiful moody shot. Beautiful area, if a bit damp. Smart to turn back when you couldn't feel your hands.

      I was just thinking about you yesterday, wondering what you were up to.

    4. ART NAHPRO 72 months ago | reply

      Hi Opie Jeanne. It is a wonderful place..and the surrounding countryside .

      All good here.

    5. fulvue 72 months ago | reply

      Out of interest, where did you start the ascent? We were staying at Snowdon Ranger, and had the daily entertainment of watching the walkers commencing their journeys up and down.

    6. ART NAHPRO 72 months ago | reply

      We went to Pen-y-Pass . On the first day the car car park at the hostel/cafeteria there was full so we had to drive a considerable way to a lay-by. The whole road there is now designated a clearway and apparently traffic wardens are out in force atweekends and holiday periods. Anyway it was a 45 minute walk up the road from where we parked before we got back to the starting off point. The next day we got there at 8 am or so and there were plenty of spaces £10 for all day parking though.

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