Last Thursday I was up early, packed the car and headed off to Corby to meet my brother, Marten. From there we headed across country via M6/M54 to North Wales, our destination the Gwernan Hotel, at the foot of Cader Idris near Dolgellau. We arrived at midday, meeting up with our parents, and checking in. After a tasty lunch of Welsh Rarebit (of course!) washed down with a pint of 'Butty Bach', we put up our rods and headed down to the hotel's own 12 acre lake, to catch some wild brown trout and a few stocked rainbows. Great little boats (rowing of course) awaited us, and a light breeze stirred a surface frequently broken by rising fish. I'r dim!
|Gwernan wild brownie|
Friday dawned with the threat of rain, and I enjoyed a brisk walk along the delightful path around the lake with its lovely views of Cader Idris.
|Lake with Cader ridge in background|
|Morning rises on the lake|
|View across lake to the hotel|
|View up the lake|
|Hook up on Tal y Llyn|
|Tal y Llyn brownies|
|Weather coming in on Tal y Llyn|
|Ty'n y Cornel Hotel, under Cader Idris|
|Time for home!|