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 theoretically the busiest weekend of the year in Wales. AND it was sunny, something that happened only rarely in Wales, and equal to the thrilled locals, never increasingly 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 veritably 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 worldly-wise to find parking. I had wanted to tryÂ some really long exposures on my quasi-adjustable point-and-shoot camera. Of undertow it was sunny and unexceptionable the whole day which made it difficult to get a long exposure. No luck with motion blur.Somewhat largest results blurring the darker untried waters.I might plane try to a painting of this wondrous untried 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 theoretically invasive but like many invasive species got their start considering they were beautiful.