Tuesday 28th December 2021 - Moel y Gamelin GW/NW-042, Cyrn-y-Brain GW/NW-043, Foel Fenlli GW/NW-051 & Moel Famau GW/NW-043
This was the one walk of the eight (four ascents, four descents) in the day that was rain-free! I cheered up a little, but the sense of security was definitely false!
1001 to 1009z - 2m FM - 5 QSOs
The descent, normally a trivial and relative quick affair back down to the cafe, coincided with the heaviest rain of the day, and I was dripping like a leaky tap as I entered the Ponderosa Cafe. It was only just past 10.30am! Normally I have lunch here in-between my two summit activations - but today I’d completed both - and it was still only breakfast service! No problem though, as the Ponderosa cooked breakfast is really good! So it wasn’t too distressing that I wasn’t having my usual steak pie, chips, two veg and gravy!
I was still dripping even after 30 minutes in the cafe with pockets emptied and the coat hung up. That was my originally planned two activations for the day all completed, and yet there was an hour of the morning left, let alone the whole afternoon! I’d tentatively planned to do the central Clwydian pair a couple of days later - but decided I might as well do them now - especially as I would have to drive past the turning up to Bwlch Penbarrass on my return drive to Macclesfield!
So next it was a drive into the Clwydians for Foel Fenlli GW/NW-051.