Cadair Idris, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

Cadair Idris, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

What is about Welsh hills with their ability to shroud themselves or is just that I have timed a number of visits when they were engaged in that activity? The Rhinogydd, Glyderau, Carneddau certainly have done so when I was in their vicinity so Cadair Idris is in good company. Out of all of them, it seems to be one that keeps its cloud cover very well. It must be the proximity of the Irish Sea that does it.

My last visit to the hill took place under a cloudy cap when the coastline was catching the sun. That was on a day in August so the conditions that I got weren't unkind to the activity of walking up hills. It was my second ascent and used Minffordd as my starting point rather than Dolgellau as on the previous occasion. That gallop took place on a cloudy day as well but these are but of my visits for there have been quite a few more.

The photo was taken on the first of these when daylight limited it to being a reconnaissance visit like so many that followed it. However, it could be argued that it was a splendid day for photography with the mix of cloud and sun granting an interesting perspective of the countryside that round about me. Apparently, there were showers about while I revelled in the views of Cadair Idris and the Rhinogydd but none touched me and it couldn't be called anything but a good introduction to somewhere where I hadn't been up to then.

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