Visited Idwal Cottage YH, staying there 15-17 October, three nights for £24 because of a special offer. As the date drew closer it became evident that one of the severest storms for many years was going to happen bamg in the middle of this – the remains of hurricane Ophelia.
Thankfully no serious injuries in Wales. I was surprised that there were no mountain rescue incidents, as normally there something almost every day even in good weather.
In spite of the BBC forecasting 80+ gusts where I was staying, it didn’t quite reach that level, although my gues is 50-70. Entertained myself watching the effects on the ake surface – walls of spray sweeping across the lake and numerous little ‘twisters’, some maybe 50m across, dancing across the water.
One of the ‘twisters’ and a wall of spray maving up the lake.
There’s a video HERE.
Other photos from the short holiday …