Unfinished business at Rhayader Lakes
Trip Start Sep 13, 2007
18Trip End Ongoing
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Well the first thing that went astray was that I spotted a wind farm and decided to investigate. As you can see I got very close to doing a lot more than just investigating. The rain over the last few days has done wonders for the dams though. The first one I came across was difficult to reach due to the number of people stopping to have a look at the torrent of water flowing over. I think I got a good picture of it though.
Ploughing on through this scenic torture I eventually arrived at my parking spot and set off in search of this other dam
Back up the hill I went and decided it must be the other way, so off into the moor I went. Brilliantly the track soon dissolved into bog and I wasn't about to start trying to negotiate a bog whilst it was raining. Not even I am that stupid. At this point I gave up. No damn dam was worth getting pneumonia.
On the way back through the forest my imagination started getting into gear and all manner of dark entities were stalking me
As I descended the steep track I saw to my left a small driveable track. This was the route I should have taken but it was hidden from view. What a marvellous waste of time all that was. It was time to leave and I arranged to meet the parents at the Victoria. Unfortunately the hour and a half I'd allowed wasn't enough, as two particularly rubbish drivers decided the A487 was a death trap and anything above 30 mph was Evel Kinevel country. They were even breaking on bends which weren't sharp. These are the sort of drivers which cause accidents by having no confidence and often driving too slow.
When I eventually got to the Victoria I had a pint of Dark which looked like Guinness and has been the best beer I've had all holiday. For food; the excellent vegetable soup complimented by the Vic Filler - a huge double burger with bacon. Wonderful value at £7.