14 May 2022

Walk with Kate

Sometimes, the two Kates seem to be a bit like Superman and Clark Kent. The one Kate has been away at sea for months, and I had seen quite a lot of the other one. But when the one came back, the other one spontaneously vanished. And then they did another swap. It must've been quite a while since I saw them in the same space! Probably at the start and end of the Slate Trail. But one at a time is fine too. And after my post-Easter adventures with the one Kate, it was nice to see the other one again. And he suggested we do a walk that takes us right past her commute (which may not be her commute for much longer). She had looked at these hills pretty much every day for a while and now she wanted to know what it was like to be on top! And I thought that was an excellent idea.

She had suggested to meet in Capel Curig at 10 am, but I could easily imagine that by then the parking lots would have filled up, so we chose 9 am instead. And I think it was a good call!

We went up the hill in the direction of Gallt yr Ogof. It was a nice day with nice weather and it was all very pleasant! And we had coffee and cake along the way. And from the moment we came to Y Foel Goch the views went from pleasant to spectacular. You are looking straight at Tryfan from there! And Glyder Fach. We made sure to have lunch before we lost that view. And then we just walked down into Cwm Tryfan. 

When we had come all the way down, we just followed the old road back to Capel Curig. And then we had a drink In CafĂ© Siabod. A good day! And when she will drive past the next day, she would finally know what it's like to be on that very ridge…

Near the start of the walk

The ridge

Hill selfie

Tryfan comes into view

Looking down into Cwm Tryfan

Lunch break. Pic by Kate

The old road

Cute kids

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