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Spring 2005 Day 4
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Today members once again chose from several options. Six brave souls climbed Cader Idris and had a beautiful day for it Here they are on the summit:

On top of Cadair Idris. Standing: Peter and Bill, Seated: Jim (leading), Olivia and Tracey and separately on the right Jacky (who took the other picture).
MEANWHILE: A lot of us did the Panorama Walk. This was an 8.5 mile walk starting from Barmouth, and rising no more than 1,112 feet, but with many ups and downs and a total height gained of 2,615 feet according to the technology!
Our first Panorama above Barmouth, about 325 above sea level.
Our leader checks the route.
Then down we go again (quite intentionally) to join another path going round the corner to follow the Mawddach estuary.
The old bridge once again.
Steady climbing up to ...
... The Slabs, where we have our mid morning break (altitude c.700 feet).
Teenagers abseil down here, but not today.
Off we go again ...
... this time downhill to ...
... the Panorama viewpoint over the river, about 500 feet.
Smile please.
The bridge looks futher away now.
Can you spot The Slabs up on the left? Our next move is to climb halfway up towards them before turning off right for our lunch. Later we shall come back to the left passing The Slabs yet again! Don't get me wrong - it's a great walk!
Amazing walls, I wonder how long it took to build them?
Some people do anything to get their photo taken!
It looks downhill to me!
At last our lunch stop near Cerrig Arthur (866 feet).
Anything for us?
Off we go again - wonderful weather.
.We gaze across to Cadair Idris (on the left) and wonder how the six are getting on.
.Is that the sea over the horizon?
Yes - and look at all those walls on those steep hillsides.
Brian slaps on the sun cream!
We love to go a wandering ...
...along the mountain track, fol-da-ri!
Oh, we've been here before - it's The Slabs!
Tide's out again.
A great day out.
Not far now.
Soon be able to soak our feet and get ready for the evening meal. (By the way the six did return elated to have achieved their conquest of Cadair Idris - thanks to Jim for leading the expedition).
Day 5