Friday 26th April 2019
After picking up my colleagues from the camera club we set off for North Wales and Llandundno after the early morning rush hour. We stopped for a quick lunch at Telford Services, junction 4 off the M54. Unlike earlier visits the services were very busy. These services is unusually compact and is one off the better ones on the motorway network.
Our plan for the day was to drive up into North Wales and visit Llyn Ogwen off the A5 before continuing onto our hotel in Llandudno.
Lynn Ogwn and Llyn Idwal, Bangor
We parked in the pay and display past the National Trust buildings and went for a hot drink. The rain was now constant and our plans for a walk up to Llyn Idwal were not looking great. While we sheltered in the visitor centre and drank our tea I looked up at the path to Llyn Idwal and across to Llyn Ogwn
Eventually the rain/drizzle eased and we set off up the path to Llyn Idwal. Once at the lake I spotted a couple of Welsh ponies and walked up to have a closer look. It was a mare and a her foal.
The foal was very friendly and I guess must have met many walkers since birth.
Llyn Idwal had lots of waves as the wind literally howled around us. A further reminder of the coming storm.
The path to Llyn Idwal has been crafted from lots of stones and boulders.
The wind was still strong as we made our way back down. The good news was that the rain held off.
Then patches of blue sky appeared.
Other walkers were returning down the paths in front of us as we descended. Lynn Ogwn is in the background.
Looking back to the mountains around Llyn Idwal we could see a shaft of sunlight.