Summer solstice, the fattest day of the year!
As part of my bivvy a month challenge, the month of June was slowly nearing its end. With other plans covering the weekend (FatFOD), my only chance of getting a bivvy done in June was going to have to be a midweek getaway after work and try to be back at work for 8am. Luckily the weather gods aligned on the solstice which gave wall-to-wall sunshine.
So with the bucksaw packed light after work I headed to southern Snowdonia to an area I only visited once just 6 weeks ago. The evening sun was hot as the UK was going through a mini heatwave which makes bivvying rather pleasant.
After a tough sweaty few miles I then had a 400 foot height gain of hike a bike to contend with before the sun set behind the hills of Snowdonia. Luckily my timing was spot on as I got to a great viewpoint with 30 minutes to spare. the nest few hours were spent gazing into the horizon as the sky changed it’s colour.
I was awake early way before sunrise and the weather again put on a great show for me. The skies were perfectly clear which made the views perfect.
After a couple fo coffee’s I quickly packed up ready for the 40 minute decent back down to the car.
I took the decent nice and steady as I retraced my route from the evening before. The was a lingering amount of fog in the valley which gave me a fogbow to experience for the first time!
An hour later I was at home, changed bikes and headed back to work after a stunning 12 hour getaway. Perfect!