Indoor climbing is good when the weather is wet, but what Mark really wanted was some outdoor climbing so, with both of the lads being fed up of slate, we headed for the crags above Tremadog.
This rather attractive gate marks the start of a short but steepish climb up to the rock face.
Unfortunately, half way up the fields, what had been a promising afternoon turned to a sudden and fairly convincing downpour! Fifteen minutes of bouncing rain meant that the rocks would be far too wet for climbing, but we decided to go take a look anyway and I'm delighted that we did because the woodland at the top was particularly beautiful, glistening in the weak sunshine which followed the storm.
And the waterfall was gushing.