Today was a planned day of rest — 5 days down, 5 to go.
We stayed in Llanberis and did our best to relax and rest our feet. We managed a bit of a lakeside walk (and two geocaches), and after lunch we took the Snowdon Mountain Railway steam train up to the summit of Mt. Snowdon.
About 5 minutes into the train ride you go past a neat waterfall:
Farther up we also had a nice view up Llanberis Pass. There’s a route up Snowdon from that side that I’d like to try sometime!
It was a perfect day for the summit, with just a few clouds here and there to add interest without obstructing our view. And it was much warmer than the other time I hiked up the Llanberis Path, not to mention significantly easier!
The view east was beautiful, making me want to explore those lakes and ridges:
The view west was exciting — that’s where we are headed next. It seems so tiny and far away from here!
At one point we noticed a glider circling the summit over and over. I think everyone turned to watch:
After the train ride we had a break for tea/coffee and cakes, walked back to the hotel, and promptly decided to stay in for dinner. A good rest while still enjoying the area. Tomorrow is our longest day, so hopefully we’re well prepared for it!