Capel Curig, Snowdonia Trip

A few days off and we are back on the exploring game. On Monday me and my partner visited Capel Curig in Snowdonia. My partner has a new found love for photography and he wanted to practice his sunset and sunrise photography. Although this meant setting an alarm for silly o’clock, I was pretty happy because it meant we got to stay in a fabulous little hotel called Bryn Tyrch Inn.

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The food was phenomenal. I had three courses… obviously.

Starter – Olives. Can’t go wrong, especially when they’re pitted.

Main – Homemade chicken curry with mango chutney and nann bread. It was a risk because I am no spice lover, but I made the right decision, just enough spice and very fruity. 10 out of 10. 

Pudding –  Apple Crumble and custard. I didn’t manage to get a picture because I was made to inhale it so we could catch sunset! But I did get this of my partners main course…Bryn Beef Burger. 

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There isn’t much about in Capel Curig, just incredibly breathtaking views. If I’m honest I spent most of my time dancing and singing behind my partner as he tried to concentrate on his shot. He zones out so he probably didn’t even notice me singing “mama do the hump” whilst dancing like a chicken on prosecco. 

Here are some of the photographs that we took over the two days: 

Dolbadarn Castle Ruins towards Pen Y Pass

Dolbadarn Castle.

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iPhone shot.

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On route to get our sunrise snap.

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Y Garn Mountain.

Llynnau Mymbyr towards Capel Curig

This one was my idea! Taken on the Canon.

Llynnau Mymbyr towards Moel Berfedd

Llynnau Mymbyr (Welsh is a crazy language) Nr Moel Berfedd.

Swallow Falls

Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed.

 

Y Garn & Tryfan 

I have previously climbed Y Garn in 2015 and I am yet to climb Tryfan. Hints an tips on climbing this area. Y Garn is a mountain with amazing views (if it’s a clear day). When I climbed Y Garn, we reached the top to be surrounded by cloud and 1000mph winds. Okay, slight exaggeration but the wind was fast. I had to crouch down behind the cairn to eat my ham sandwich. I would suggest this mountain to climb after experience of a couple others first. It’s not the hardest but there is a bit of a scramble to get to the summit. 

As for Tryfan, it’s fair to say it is one of the most intimidating mountains and I am not sure how long it will be until I sum up the courage to conquer it. The picture above of Y Garn was taken on Tuesday on the side of Tryfan ( near the bottom ). My partner really wants to climb it but I think I need to get myself the gym a few more times before I attempt this. This mountain requires a lot of scrambling and you mustn’t attempt it without proper equipment and weather research prior to the climb. 

Snowdonia is a fantastic place to explore, especially if you like photography, the views are unbelievable and sometimes hard to capture on camera. Our trip to Capel Curig was lovely and made even better by our stay in Bryn Tyrch InnIf you are thinking of visiting Capel Curig or surrounding areas, I must say it is the best destination for walkers, climbers, photographers and explorers. 

Oh and one more thing… 

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It was 20:00pm and they had a cocktail menu, it was inevitable. 

Happy Adventuring, ⚓️