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... in his books on the engines there. Tristan was very excited that the engine for our carriages was "Douglas".
While still in the museum and shop Jo-Ann discovered that her Mastercard was missing. She remembered the shop in Bath that she had last used it and a phone call discovered that it was found and being held for her. We will need to made an unplanned return to Bath next week. We will be relatively close when we get to Cardiff.
Tristan took about 100 photos and videos ...
Bobs big brekky kicked the day off to a great start: a full English breakfast with a new addition, a Scottish scone, which is similar to a piece of flat pita bread and tastes wonderful. We were, once again, amazed at how fortunate we had been with weather, as it was raining again today as we drove to betws-y-coed, again thankful that all the distances were so short and the driving so little.
... snowfield. A slip without the rope would have meant a long slide and tumble into rocks. Safely down, we descended further until Devils Kitchen - a series of relentless steps down the steep mountain side. At this point in the day with very tired legs, a serenade of Disney songs were necessary.
We finally made it back along the road to the car, and to the cosy cottage for much needed rest!
Keen to do some more route bagging in preparation for our SPA we headed to Craig Caseg Fraith Isaf, which had lots of fairly short routes for our grades. We had a lovely sunny day and managed to get lots of routes done. After some lunch we moved on to Tryfan Bach, a nice big slab of rock taking 2 pitches to sail up. I think I placed 1 bit of gear up for the entire climb! It was so slabby you could pretty much just scramble up it hands and feet. Another good days climbing!
We spent the day today at Idwal Slab. It's a beautiful walk in through the valley before we were greeted by the impresive rock wall. My first taste of multi pitch climbing, and I loved it! A great sense of achievement as we kept climbing higher and higher, reaching even more spectacular views. I had a bit of a mare at one point, attempting to tackle a VS on lead. I ...