After collecting the new Mefro wheels from Lee, Maisie and I headed into the Brecons for an adventure. We weren't disappointed.
The sky was beautiful and not a cloud visible, coffee and biscuits consumed then time to pack for the walk. I'd forgotten to pack a rucksack and tempting as it was to not take anything up the hill, I used a shopping bag we had in the van and Maisie's Cretan clarinet bag. Waterproof top and trousers, hat, gloves, food and flask were all wedged in. I felt like all the other unprepared flip flop and sandal wearers- not having the correct kit.
Anyway, we trudged on and were soon playing in the snow that we'd seen on the top whilst driving up. We sat down for lunch and I noticed in the distance that a large black cloud, snow falling clearly from it, was heading our way.
Within minutes the temperature plummeted and a whiteout ensued.
We were instantly reminded of the importance of being prepared and apart from carrying everything in a shopping bag, we were.
There were, unfortunately, many other people who were caught out. We'd spotted some girls only wearing lycra and several guys in just t shirts. After about 40 minutes, it cleared and the sun came back out. We built a snowman and returned to the van.