The weather on the way to Llandudno was warmer (4c not -1c) but wetter than forecast, but it was dry when I got there, with a brisk wind coming in off the sea.
All 112(?) cars were away by 9:20 - shout out to the organisers for the bacon barm cake and coffee that James brought round - and it was time to stand down for a few hours. I was staying for the day, so decided to have a power nap in the car, and then planned to go for a walk around the Great Orme before regroup at 3pm to prepare for the cars finishing.
As High Tide was at 10:54, and with some waves getting a bit close to topping the prom I decided to stay in the car until the sea receded a bit in case I needed to relocate, so it was around 11am that I heard the distinctive sound of rally cars unexpectedly reappearing.
We all quickly got the rally furniture, start/finish ramp, safety barriers etc dismantled and by 2:15pm there was nothing else for me to do except head for home. The rain had returned by then, and with road works near Deeside it was 5pm by the time I got back.
Chatting to the drivers it was clear that conditions in the forest were bad, but as I was on the coast all day I didn't realise how bad it was until videos started to appear last night.