We set out at 9am precisely - car packed to the brim, literally. It took 6 hours to do the 279.6 miles. I fell asleep between Telford and Llangollen and awoke in a snow covered mountain wonderland. Words like breathtaking, stunning and spectacular are just simply not enough.
We reached our destination of Llanberis after driving through Pen-y-Pass, the most remarkable Mountain road and we caught our first glimpse of Snowden. We found our camp site and started to pitch our tent and make a home for the week.
The view from the camp site was really quite amazing - I could wake up to this view everyday for the rest of my life. We packed the tent full of sleeping bags, blankets and hot water bottles, anticipating it to be a cold night - we were after all at an elevation of 572 feet and the snow really was all around us with a bitingly cold wind.
After the tent was all set up we headed into Caernarfon to buy supplies including our traditional first night of holiday dinner - Steak and Salad. It was quite an experience cooking in dark - we were so glad the British Summer Time was about to kick in!