Knee deep in snow
Another weekend, another set of walks! This time two walks that couldn't be more different. In one we met so much snow - in some places even knee deep - and gale force winds pushing us off our path. And in the other we enjoyed glorious sunshine sparkling off the lakes, calm and moss-covered forest, and the sound of a woodpecker among the trees.
Lots of photos (and some press coverage!) below:
After a hearty breakfast, we took on a series of three snow-topped mountains surrounding Llanberis: Moel Elio, Foel Goch and Foel Gron. The wind was so strong that at times we resorted to clinging on to each other while kneeling in the snow to prevent getting blown around! The climb was tiring but totally worth it for the incredible views and flask of tea at the top. Jack's parents joined for the first part of the walk but wisely turned back as the first climb became more intense!
With our legs still aching from the day before, we headed out again for a second walk - this time to a pair of lakes, hidden in the forest and nestled in a valley just north of Betws-y-Coed. As we walked through the sunny and calm weather (so different to the day before!) we took in the views over the water, watched people sailing on the lakes and listened to the birds - at one point we were pretty sure we heard a woodpecker at work!
The two days were such a wonderful adventure - we're loving this challenge and the way it's pushing us to explore some of the best this little island has to offer. Spectacular mountainous views and hidden paradises.
As the summer approaches, the walks are getting closer and closer together. We're feeling the hit both on our bank balances as we book travel and on our personal lives as we realise just how few weekends we're home between now and September (but what a privilege!)
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And finally.... some press coverage!
As we were on our way from London to Wales, Orlando from the Surrey Comet was emailing Caitlin to help write an article on the challenge. You can read it on the website here - and it was even in their printed paper too: