Despite the wet forecast a good weekend was enjoyed over the Easter holiday. Quite a large group of keen members headed off for a walk on Good Friday. The starting point was Aber falls and the team headed off towards Drum. The heavens opened and the sodden group returned to the hut to dry off before the author arrived on Friday evening.
Saturday was better and a small group of six (including myself) headed over to Holyhead mountain. We planned to have breakfast at the cafe near the south stack car park but we were distraught to learn that the RSPB are in the process of buying the building and feel the cafe needs some work before they can open the cafe. “It should be open in a few weeks” we were told. All good and well, but thats a long time to wait for breakfast.
We headed inland to find a cafe and found one which turned out to be a dissapointment. £4 will buy you a half empty plate which would have appeared so much better if some mushrooms, tomato or hash browns were present. Mick found that beans on fried bread is the nearest the cafe offered to a vegetarian breakfast.
While we were climbing on Holyhead Mountain a few people had gone inland from the hut to cycle around the penmachno trail. It was quite wet and muddy from what I heard and the Snowdonia area looked quite grey and wet from the sun bathed rock of Holyhead. One team made it as far as Pete’s Eats in Llanberis, on foot! In one day!
On Holyhead we missed the chance of the epic expedition to Pete’s so we had to make do with rock climbing. After a slabby start Monika and I climbed Tension, a fun and exciting route