Nigel making a guest appearance and leading them out of the woods!
Lunch time, but not much of a view!
More ducks than you could ever expect, and this is only a few!
At the trig point above Llyn Cyfynwy.
Looking towards the Graianrhyd Quarry and the Clwydian Hills from the trig point above
Looking across Llyn Cyfynwy from the trig point towards Liverpool.
Walk stats: Distance:10.9 miles; Climb:1155'.
Time: 5 hours 21 minutes; On the move walking average:2.4 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Richard, Sylvia and Dave J., Phil, Fran and Tito, Celia, Nigel Taylor, Annie H., Gordon, Sue and Michel.
Celia was back with the group after her walking holiday in Austria where she met up with Petra an Austrian German assistant many of the group will remember with fondness as she was a regular member of the walking group. Petra has sent greetings to all those from the walking group and Upton High who remember her 15 years or so ago. It is good to know that Petra is now married with two children, one has called Martin too!
It seems like its the Celia show, she arrived at the car park realising that she had left her lunch pat home. Gordon came to rescue and gave her one of his sandwiches, apparently a Cheeese and onion pasty bought at the local shop didn't come up to scratch, I don't know why I quite like them, especially when they are hot!.
Back to today's walk, what a wonderful day it turned out to be. The weather was perfect, even if the route finding wasn't, even with prompts from our resident Scot, we still went wrong.
Nevertheless this turned out to be a superb varied walk, one we must do more frequently in the future, especially since Sarah and Kelly are now running the Crown Hotel at Llandegla.
Birds seen or heard included:House sparrow, Chaffinch, Buzzarsd, Mallard, Common coot, Blackbird, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Great tit, Raven, European robin and Meadow pipit.
We arrived back at the Crown Hotel, Llndegla, looking forward to a pint of J.w. Lees bitter, alas the Crown was closed. However disappointment turned to joy as we met Kelly in the car park and we were soon supping an excellent pint of Lees bitter.