Marcia commented on my last post that she hoped I found some sunshine when I went to Wales. Yes, Marcia I did. About thirty minutes on Thursday. But they were thirty wonderful minutes for I was travelling up Snowden.
The railway up Snowden has cheap fares on the 9am departure so I was there by 8.15. What I hadn't realised was that one ought to book on line. The first train I could catch was at 10.30 so no bargain fares were to be had. Before nine o'clock there was a sign up saying that all trains for that day were now fully booked!
My train was steam pushed - the engine follows the carriage up the hill and goes before it when coming down. The journey is an hour each way with just thirty minutes at the summit station. Part of the journey up was in brilliant sunshine but the cloud had re-descended by the time we got to the top. The scenery is magnificent.
What was also magnificent was the sheer number of walkers making the journey to the summit on foot. I'd expected there to be a few but it was as busy as a high street.
And most magnificent of all was this man walking up Snowden with a fridge on his back to raise money for Help for Heroes, the military charity. Sir, I salute you.