Since 1956, youngsters have discovered the benefits of life adventures courtesy of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and following the opening of the Farchynys Coach House in 1963, many Marians have gone on to earn their Gold Award on challenging expeditions in Snowdonia with the help of inspirational leaders like David Hart. I am glad to be able to share the plan for this hike dating from October 1986, and captured in the famous Farchynys logbooks. A great legacy for the Duke.
The log notes that this was “the week the Gods smiled on us” and all activities were completed in the dry with reasonable temperatures and minimum moaning. The tremendous effort put in by the boys was rewarded with “lashings of pasta” and courgettes consumed in abundance.
As I’m dining soon with Monsieur et Madame Swain, this wonderful menu from a weekend in November, 1992 proved irresistible. Please note the witty addition at the foot of the page, the author of which was a regular correspondent in these logs.