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week end in wales day 2

to carry on from day 1 we had an early breakfast and left the cottage  and headed for Pwllheli with a slight diversion

waterfall street in the little village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant heading towards Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall

still a slight mist about this morning over higher ground

the road upto the falls was getting icer by the metre we eventualy stopped short and parked near the stream and walked the rest of the way, then we realised how icey the road actually was, we couldnt stand up lol

the stream coming down from the falls, so peacefull so beautiful

i tryed a few times to get this shot as a misty water effect, its quite difficult in daylight with the shutter open to long this is the best i could get it, and i got to say im pleased with it

the falls in the distance as the clouds start to fall again along with the temperature

this is as close as we could get with out taking to much more of a risk to breaking our necks, even the paths which were like loose stone was trecherous to walk on but we did it and it was well worth the view

a close up it was easier than the walk lol,
Pistyll Rhaeadr is formed by the Afon Disgynfa's falling, in three stages, over a 240-foot (73 m)Silurian cliff-face, after which the river is known as the Afon Rhaeadr. The tallest stage is estimated at about 40 metres. It is counted as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The 19th-century author George Borrow, in his book Wild Wales, remarked of the waterfall: "What shall I liken it to? I scarcely know, unless it is to an immense skein of silk agitated and disturbed by tempestuous blasts, or to the long tail of a grey courser at furious speed. I never saw water falling so gracefully, so much like thin, beautiful threads as here."(taken from wikipedia)

poor sheep thought we had come to feed them

not sure what the sculpture was as i was to busy with the waterfall

heading out of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant on the berwyn mountain road the B4391

again as we got higher it got more misty and colder

as you can see very cold, but i wasnt the only one up there with a camera lol, but to see a sight like this was well worth getting out of a warm car for a few stunning fotos

christmas all over again

cant believe the water is still running

just loved the landscape

weve now come back down past lake Bala again and heading out on the A4212 passing alongside Lake Celyn we then carried on non stop to Pwllheli

Pwllheli beach very cold so didnt stay long, we had a walk round the town then left for the journey back with a diversion of course

1st diversion via Criccieth lovely little place and lovely castle, we then left Criccieth and headed down towards porthmadog and took the toll road out towards Penrhyndeudraeth then across

the toll bridge a bit rickity lol

then we came across another castle this one is Harlech Castle another beautiful castle we then headed over to shell island which is not actually an island and it was all closed, but looked like an interesting place to visit

shell island which is not actually an island and it was all closed, but looked like an interesting place to visit

we then took the A496 towards Barmouth lovely little town we came here last summer for a day along with the usual diversion via lake Vyrnwy

this is the Railway Bridge over the Mawddach, Barmouth.

Llanelltyd bridge off the A470

on the way home decided to take the sensible route back as it was getting dark and cold again

and arrived back safely and soon got the fire going again too

day 3 to follow soon hope you have enjoyed day 2 of my blog

i do welcome any criticism

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Date Sun, 19/02/2012 - 05:07

Quite enjoyed that! Thanks!  The sculpture was curious - very LOTR!


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Date Sun, 19/02/2012 - 10:41

Waiting for part three. Another interesting blog of your recent trip.


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Date Sun, 19/02/2012 - 10:53

Hello Tony

No criticism at all, anyone who puts together a photoblog with all these photos and narrative, deserves a pat on the back.  Lots of informative narrative,  I like that photo of the frozen rain on the grass.  Really liked that one.


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Date Sun, 19/02/2012 - 11:13

Looked flipping cold with all those icicle's hanging about very brave of you, some great shots you won't get sitting at home though, thank's enjoyed that, nice one like from me.

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Date Sun, 19/02/2012 - 21:18

Another great blog, I loved the sheep photo, cracking. The mist really adds to the atmosphere of the photos, off to see part 3 now.

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Date Sun, 19/02/2012 - 22:16

@ gwalion thanks and yes I agreea about the sculpture 

@ ray thanks it will be hear soon

@ Steve thanks for the kind words and it was seeing that grass that made me stop and take the fotos I just wondered what it was lol

@ Leon thanks it was cold lol but well worth the frozen fingers lol

@ Lee thanks I also took a b n w of the sheepwhich was kool, and yea the mist made it for me, who needs sunshine can't beat the winter months in wales I love it 

Thankyou all  :)

thats much better than the one i took

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Date Mon, 20/02/2012 - 10:52

 Hi Tony. Your blogs are great and very different owing to our weather. It's nice to see it as it is. Goes to show you don't need sunshine to make great blogs. Thanks again. I think the statue is of Merlin.

Christine :)    Bokeh  entry


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Date Mon, 20/02/2012 - 11:00

Hi Christine thanks again for the comments and thanks for clearing the statue saga up lol I'll pay more attention next time, still to finish off day 3 and then there's the journey home with diversions obviously lol Smile

thats much better than the one i took

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Date Tue, 21/02/2012 - 06:58

all 4 blogs very good.. some cracking shots too.. particular like of the waterfall and that would make a stunning summer visit imo.

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Date Tue, 21/02/2012 - 15:47

More bad weather Sad but some great shots Smile


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Date Tue, 21/02/2012 - 16:56

I'm loving these blogs Tony!! Like from me!

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Date Tue, 21/02/2012 - 20:36

Thanks everyone and John its definately on the cards to go back maybe June time hopefully can get closer and feel the spray lol 

Squiz think the weather helped on some fotos, loved your blogs earlier too

Claire thanks again glad people have enjoyed it, one more to come Smile

thats much better than the one i took

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