With promise of good weather, mild temperatures and clear skies I envisaged the usual ‘sat on summit under stars’ scenario that I have been blessed with the majority of times I've been on the hills this year. I even thought I’d catch the last of the Geminids meteor shower. But alas, as I approached Croesor it would seem that my luck had run out as I looked across to the claggy summits fed by the rolling mist and clouds coming from the sea, accumulating in the valley and driving up to the summits of Cnict and Moelwyn Mawr. Bugger, I thought.
Continuing upwards at the last steep ascent the cloud began to dissipate and with a further few feet ascent I looked around to be met by a truly mind-blowing view. There I stood, above the clouds looking out to the sun as it began to set in the west.
What a reward for a couple of hours sifting through the mist! Mother Nature certainly had me on my toes this time!
I awoke at 7am and stuck my head out of the tent to see what the day had planned for me. Pretty much the same sight as the night before! Head back in I decided to have a lie-in as no sunrise would be witnessed from this summit this morning!
Sometimes, it's good to have a naff weather day as you just don’t know what you might be blessed with!