I should start by saying there is no way I could walk around the full extent of the quarry. Dinorwic was the second largest slate quarry in Wales, the largest was at Bethseda, just a short distance away. Covering over 700 acres and rising from about 100 metres in staged levels to a height of... Continue Reading →
Saint Baglan’s Church
Situated on the coast, south of Caernarfon the church, and its cemetary, stand like a small island in a field. I'd been planning a visit to this church for some time, but Covid-19 happened. The period between AD 500–700 was known as the age of the saints; during this time monastic settlements were established throughout... Continue Reading →
Where Did That Come From?
On my way home from Llynnau Mymbyr I decided to go via the Ogwen Valley and Nant Ffrancon. It's one of my favourite spots in Snowdonia, easily accessible from the road, but can be remote if you take lesser known routes. Whatever, there's always a good photograph to be had. Generally I won't use the... Continue Reading →
Why Is Everything Yellow?
Wednesday night I was in Rhyl with my local camera club for an informal session down by the harbour and the beach. During the day we had been having on and off thunderstorms and at 7 pm when we were due to meet it was still raining. But according to my weather and cloud app... Continue Reading →
Wales Is Open Again, Sort Of
With the easing of Covid restrictions here in Wales, we're able to get back out into the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. Unfortunately this has led to the area being swamped with walkers, many of whom don't stick to roads guidance when parking their cars. Being a mountainous area there are not too many... Continue Reading →