A Quick Trip to The Black Mountains

We finally had some spare time and the weather forecast was good so we jumped into the car and headed east to Mynydd Llangorse. We climbed part of the hill in the diffuse sunlight, keeping an eye on the band of clear sky that we knew would give us beautiful side lighting. We sat on the side of the hill with bilberries staining our clothes and flies that were a cross between a flying ant and a horse fly swarming around us and waited. Sure enough, the sun dropped into the clear band of sky and produced this lovely light. Despite the flies, it was a pleasure to be on the hill.

Llangorse Lake and Pen y Fan from Mynydd Llangorse

Llangorse Lake and Pen y Fan from Mynydd Llangorse

We then rushed down the hill to head to our sunset viewpoint but were once again thwarted by the ever present cloud bank on the horizon. Not to be put off, we drove around looking for other viewpoints before returning to this gateway. The clouds were somewhat annoying as we wanted a perfectly clear sky but the Milky Way was strong and we could see this

Cribyn and Pen y Fan from the Black Mountains

Cribyn and Pen y Fan from the Black Mountains

When it was apparent that the cloud gods weren’t on our side, we left and arrived home at 12:40am. A great night out and we can’t wait for our next adventure :-)

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