Over the long Easter weekend, we took the caravan over to one of our favourite campsites near Dolgellau to spend some time in the wonderful mountains of southern Snowdonia.
The weather was glorious, the cuckoos had returned, violets; bluebells; wood sorrell were in flower. We scrambled up and down mountains passing waterfalls, old ruins, beautifully constructed stone walls, farmers in the middle of lambing, lizzards basking in the sun.
We passed old slate mines that make you stop and wonder... what huge amounts of effort and activity were once here all now eerily quiet.
The boys enjoyed an interlude at the beach in nearby Barmouth.
Before some more mountain walks in the foothills of Cadair Idris, joined by family and friends.
We returned home sun-kissed, windswept and refreshed... with mountains of washing to get through!
We also explored an old ruined chapel which you can see here over at Christ Church Welshpool