May 30th, 2016.
We had a good start to our day-trip with a stop at Conwy Castle and its medieval ramparts, followed by the slightly weird St Grwst Church.
After this we headed into Snowdon Park and were immediately stalled.
We had arrived just in time for what was apparently the busiest weekend of the year in Wales. AND it was sunny, something that happened only rarely in Wales, and according to the thrilled locals, never more than three days in a row. So EVERYONE was out and about. Although a number of interesting walks presented themselves we could not find a single parking spot ANYWHERE – Betws-y-coed and Bangor Bethesda were absolutely chock-a-block with people.
Some quick shots and we were out of there.Within the park was the ‘private’ Swallow Falls, with an admission. There we were finally able to find parking. I had wanted to try some really long exposures on my quasi-adjustable point-and-shoot camera. Of course it was sunny and bright the whole day which made it difficult to get a long exposure. No luck with motion blur.Somewhat better results blurring the darker green waters.I might even try to a painting of this amazing green water. The sparkle of golden coins in the water.And a warning of what will happen to you if you try to remove any of them.More golden coins…and golden bubbles…My Somersby Cider and Al’s beer.These rhododendrons are apparently invasive but like many invasive species got their start because they were beautiful.
More about our 2016 trip to Wales.
Such a beautiful area….Wales has so much to offer, doesn’t it
Woe, it’s such a beautiful area.
Gosh…haven’t been there since I was a child
To your health, Comrade! 🙂
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