"We hope you're not use a wide angle lens in that camera!"
St. Celynin's Church.
Inside St. Celynin's Church.
At Maen Penddu standing stone.
Two of the wild ponies on the Northern slopes of Tal-y-Fan.
Panorama looking towards Anglesey from Taly-Fan.
At the trig point on Tal-y-Fan.
The Druid's Stone Circle above Penmaenmawr, seen from our lunch spot on Tal-y-Fan.
"I bet they don't know they're on the blog"
The burial chamber West of Rowen.
Bluebells in flower!
Walk stats: Distance: 7.4 miles. Climb: 2246'.
Time: 5 hours 27 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.4 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn. Mike, Roger and Celia.
Today's weather forecast wasn't good and when it started to "spit" as we arrived at Rowen, we thought it was in for the day. We all put on waterproofs, including overtrousers - that was a mistake, we didn't get any rain for the rest of the day that needed any waterproof gear!
In fact the the worst we had to contend with was a strong wind near the trig point on Tal-y-Fan, but even that wasn't a cold wind.
Overall this was a superb walk, more ups and downs than we might usually do, but the views down the Conwy Valley and towards the North Wales Coast were superb.
We must have seen about 15 other walkers on Tal-y-Fan today, all very pleased that we had been blessed with such good weather.
On many walks we come across the remains of sheep, but today for the first time it was the remains of a pony, no flesh left, just the bones and part of the hide.
Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Great tit, House sparrow, Chaffinch, European robin, Jackdaw, Rook, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Pied wagtail, Common buzzard, Common blackbird, Meadow pipit, Skylark, Ring ouzel and Red-billed chough.
It was also a good day for spring flowers including: Primrose, Spurge, Herb robert, Wood anemone, Stitchwort, Red campion and even Bluebells.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn, where the Lees bitter was in good form.
My only regret is that I didn't film Mike fishing for his hat with his leki!