Monthly Archives: April 2015

A break from writing

My first novel is close to being ready. I had a last minute revamp of the final chapter and have had the final comments back today, so hopefully it won’t be long before I get round to putting it on CreateSpace and Amazon KDP. But the weather here has been fantastic for the time of year so I just had to take advantage of it and went up Snowdon with a couple of friends, Gareth and Rachel.
For those that know the area, we set off from Pen y Pass on the Pyg Track and went up over the top and down to Rhyd Ddu on the Ranger Path, a total of seven and a half miles in about five hours (which included a long stop for lunch). With it being a bank holiday, the world and his wife, and their dog seemed to be out on the mountain, mostly coming up the Pyg track, the Miner’s track and the Llanberis path – note for next time the Watkin path looked deserted).  There wasn’t much room at the top! Despite how nice it was where we were, from the top we could see a thick fog over the sea, all around the Llyn peninsula , into the Menai Strait and round Anglesey. Really weird.

What a wonderful day. I hope there will be more like it this year.
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Snowdon from the Pyg Track (yes, the white bits are the last of the winter’s snow)

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Me and Moli (a two and half year old, and very energetic, Welsh Collie/Border Collie cross) just below the summit

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Gareth and Rachel on the Pyg track during our ascent, with Moel Siabod in the background

We are so lucky to have such wonderful scenery right on our doorstep, just twenty minutes drive. We were also so lucky to have my wife drop us off and pick us up (the only reason she couldn’t do it was she broke her leg two years ago, and five weeks ago had all the metalwork taken out. She needs at least six weeks for the bone to in-fill, but I think it will take a while before she is mountain fit again – thank you Gail.)