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beautiful revenge day 1, video edited in last reply
by jacob » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:41 pm
Hewitts included on this walk: Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Crib Goch, Crib y Ddysgl, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Pen yr Helgi Du, Pen yr Ole Wen, Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa, Tryfan, Y Garn (Glyders), Y Lliwedd
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And all of that effort for what? For three days of mist and rain. I even posted one or two photos on this site.
I was feeling more frustrated when I came back. So far for escapism.
So, last wednesday, some two months later, having 6 days off, no important appointments and good weather forecast for Wales, I decided to set off again. Fingers crossed.
I had planned 3 routes, the Snowdon horseshoe, the Glyders and Y Garn and the Carneddeau. So, on my first morning, ready to set of to Pen y Pass for the horseshoe, I put on one shoe. Oh yes, that great feeling of having great boots on your feet. I put on the other shoe. Oh yes,.....wait, why are my toes hurting in this one? Checked the size. I really did think I was better prepared than last time. Only to discover that I did bring one of my own boots, and the other was my girlfriend's. Good start.
So, off to Snowdon on my already worn out Puma sneakers, that don't even deserve the name sportshoe anymore. Falling apart while looking at them. So after the horseshoe I went to an outdoorshop. Bought some fairly cheap new shoes. Set off with them on day two of my visit. Great shoes. Until, luckily enough at the end of the walk, the whole sole came loose. Brought them back and got a refund. So I went to another outdoor shop and yet again bought a new pair of cheap boots. All three days on different not so good boots, while my brave Meindls where waiting for me. One in the back of the car, the other back home in Holland.
I did however get my revenge on Wales. The weather has been great, the walks have been fantastic, and the Whelsh have been nothing but friendly. I hope you enjoy my photos. This post contains day 1. I'll make a separate post for day 2.
by ChrisW » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:59 pm
by trailmasher » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:36 pm
by jacob » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:32 am
trailmasher wrote:Some great ethereal images there Jacob and suggest taking girlfriend along next time so that you're sure of two matching boot sizes
Thanks. And next GB visit will be together . It's up to Skye and (again) the far north next May. Skye is new to us, I can't wait.
by jacob » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:00 pm