6th April 2013

Camillaun Lodge and Angling Centre Logo

We are finally coming to the end of the longest coldest spell in spring on record! We have had night temperatures down to -3C and day temperatures struggle to get to over 5 C. This has gone on for weeks. The river is very low and the growth in the garden non-existent. Its all about to change tonight – strange we welcome the wet south westerly winds!

We were 25 years married this week – and did what people always do when they reach such a milestone – they take time out and have a nice easy time – no? Instead we climbed Carrantoohill. it was my second time but a first for Deirdre.

There was a lot of ice and some snow and despite the clear skies not too many climbers. We ascended through O’Shea’s gully and returned through the ‘Heavenly Gates’ – a good achievement in our books!