On Monday after my lecture I decided to climb up Rough Tor, Cornwall's second highest point. It is on my way home from Uni so I am going to aim to climb it once a week. This week Was a bit overcast but with good visibility. You can see this in the photo. I look a little grumpy but am trying to concentrate on taking my own photo.
|Before the cloud (peak in the background)|
As I neared the top I took in the view and to my horror I couldn't see too far. A big raincloud was rapidly aproaching. It was coming with some speed and it wasn't long before the bottom of the hill was gone.
|Wheres the base gone?|
I picked up the pace and decided to head for a cave I had found last time I was here. I got to the cave just as the rain hit. I had brought some lunch and a flask of tea so sat in the cave to let the weather pass. Only it didn't.
|Peak after rain hit|
The heavy rain did pass but not the cloud and light rain. Sitting in my cave I set my phone to capture a time lapse of the weather. After 20 minutes waiting I decided it wasn't going to clear so packed up my lunch bag and headed down hill.
It was a little disorientating to start with so I headed to the neck between the two peaks at Rough Tor. From here I followed the slope in a straight line downhill until I reached the lower footpaths. I followed these and got back to the car a bit wet but safe.
Before rain After rain