Saturday, 18 July 2009

Day 2

After a slow start the previous day, we decided to catch up by cycling the remaining 85 miles or so to Bedgelert at the bottom of Snowdon. Thanks to the fantastic road conditions on the A5 and avoiding going over mountains in Bala this panned out pretty well.
The heat from Day 1 was still the same, but mixed with impressive downpours of rain. En route we met a couple towing a caravan, who like us were planning on climbing Snowdon the following day. Eventually after a long chat we eventually found the energy to finish climbing the beast of a hill we had stopped on.

Towards the end of the day the weather seemed to get impressively hotter. At this point tee-shirts were another item I was starting to think there was no need to bring!

During the last 10 miles or so of the day, we rather suprisingly bumped into Ben from home. If anyone would like to hazard a guess at the chances of meeting someone you know on a barely used road, given we were planning to do the trip in reverse order....I would love to hear it!
Anyhoo, eventually collapsed at Cae Du campsite, same as last year. Frustratingly the guy who owned the campsite didn't recognise us. Nor did we find the guy who was planning on buying the B&B in the village we met last year.

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