Tito's 65th Birthday Walk.
Everyone at the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau.
Does anyone know where they are going?
Our first view of the summit of Moel Famau clear of mist.
Walk stats: Distance:10.1 miles, Climb: 1879'.
Time: 5 hours 5 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie H., Gordon, Tito and Tim.
This was a walk that we started off in cloud or was it rain and ended in glorious warm sunshine. Views in the morning were none existent, but at least we had plenty of Chiffchaff singing and we heard our first Willow warbler of the year. The extension to the summit of Moel Famau was just a means of testing our climbing legs, but despite the weather conditions everyone we met was cheerful and friendly.
Lunch was taken at the main car park / picnic site where we used one of the new picnic tables. Tito even provided a piece of superbly moist Date and Walnut Loaf for everyone.
After lunch the weather got better and better and the group gradually shed more and more layers, but only two exposed knees throughout!
Birds seen or heard today included:Chiffchaff, Willow warbler,, Blackbird, House sparrow, Chaffinch, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Nuthatch, Common buzzard and Woodpigeon.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Rainbow Inn, where Blacksheep Bitter went down well. Tito offered to buy everyone drink to celebrate his becoming a real pensioner, but he had only one acceptor, no prize for guessing who!