The path to Cad West had been upgraded since our last visit with a proper steps from the car park and stones laid along the path to the climb up the hill at around 09:00.
The climb at the side of the fence was as steep as I remembered but once we reached the higher parts the slope levels out and we went over the stile so we had a clear view.
By 11:30 the slope at the side of the fence was busy.
This was the spot we choose to wait.
Opposite us we watched other folks walk up to Cad East.
We chatted to the guy who pitched a tent next to us and surprise surprise he was from Bracknell!
By 12:30 it definitely was getting boring.
This was a first attempt for a later competition with the theme of loops.
First Texan at 13:48
After all that waiting we had our first pass of the day – a Texan.
The Texan banked in front of us before entering Cad – not my best images of the trip.
Then the Texan passed at our height in the hills.
That was it, as then people below me now obscured the Texan on its pass.
Second Texan at 13:51
Three minutes later another Texan appeared.
This time the banking manoeuvre was right in front of us.
Once I could see the Texan again I watched the Texan make the turn at Corris Corner.
Then it was back to looking down the valley again.
We did see one more Texan at 14:21, after going past the Bwlch it turned away from Cad.
As we left Cad West at 15:00 there was quite a crowd at the bottom of the slop.