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(North Wales Notebook) Porthmadog Harbour 1/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

As I say we stayed in Porthmadog for our holiday, a good place to go out from.  This is a general view looking over the harbour and in the white building on the right is the block in which we rented a ground floor flat.  More of that tomorrow.

 

Porthmadog is a busy town situated on the borders of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula on the Glaslyn Estuary. Until 1974 this town was known as Portmadoc after William A Maddocks who built the ‘Cob’ embankment in 1811. The present harbour was constructed in 1825.

 

As a result of the expanding slate trade the town and the harbour grew steadily through the middle of the nineteenth century. The commercial future of Porthmadog as a harbour began to decline with the arrival of the Cambrian Railway in 1867. The last of Porthmadog’s fleet of ships had disappeared by 1945 ending with it an important chapter in the history of the town.

 



(North Wales Notebook) Porthmadog Harbour 1/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

As I say we stayed in Porthmadog for our holiday, a good place to go out from.  This is a general view looking over the harbour and in the white building on the right is the block in which we rented a ground floor flat.  More of that tomorrow.

 

Porthmadog is a busy town situated on the borders of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula on the Glaslyn Estuary. Until 1974 this town was known as Portmadoc after William A Maddocks who built the ‘Cob’ embankment in 1811. The present harbour was constructed in 1825.

 

As a result of the expanding slate trade the town and the harbour grew steadily through the middle of the nineteenth century. The commercial future of Porthmadog as a harbour began to decline with the arrival of the Cambrian Railway in 1867. The last of Porthmadog’s fleet of ships had disappeared by 1945 ending with it an important chapter in the history of the town.

 



comments (20)

Lovely scene, great reflections.

So you must have had a similar view from your flat - what a beautiful scene to wake up to!
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely harbour/marina Sheila, moreso than we expected.
I like the picture with its crisp blue and white shades, I find it very pleasing to the eye
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ayush.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jan 2011, 07:45
It all looks very serene now, Brian, but I'm sure it did have its heyday of activity. What a place to spend a holiday.
Brian Walbey: It must have been very noisy and dirty Ginnie but it is far from that now. It was a great place to holiday, I have posted a link to the flat tomorrow.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jan 2011, 08:06
This looks like the place to be for a nice and relaxing vacation.
A beautiful picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Adtrid, we really enjoyed our week here, I have posted a link to the flat tomorrow if you would like to see more of where we stayed.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2011, 08:34
This is a fine & interesting part of the world Brian: providing it stays dry
Brian Walbey: We were reasonably lucky for early September with the weather Chris but it is a lovely area.
I wondered what had happened to Portmadoc grin. Still what's in a name. It looks very inviting
Brian Walbey: The harbour area is very nice bill, the town is soso but it is a good place to stay for touring the area. I have posted a link to the flat tomorrow.
a real Picture Postcard scene, very cheering on a grey morning.
Confess to having not been there, but have heard good reports so look forward to the series.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, the place is a good spot to stay for touring Snowdonia.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 3 Jan 2011, 09:40
great how the clouds reflect the water
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chatal, that was what first caught my eye.
I fine town Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not too bad a place Chad, good for touring out from.
Very pretty shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary.
I am a sucker for reflections, and this one is a particular beautiful one!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks mary, then I hope you will enjoy tomorrows also.
As you know..we had a great holiday,looking round this beautiful part of the country..Love the cloud reflections in the water Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron. I fear I will be following in your recent postings footsteps with some of my images in this longish series.
Nice shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks John.
I like the reflections Brian, I shall enjoy this series, its a popular area with some of my family smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda. This longish series is visiting quite a few places over several weeks in the area.
  • Richard T
  • back in Leicester
  • 3 Jan 2011, 15:07
just skimmed through your recent stuff Brian ... excellent quality as usual

Oh and have a hippy hoppy happy New year as well
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Richard, and a happy new year to you also.
A very tempting view, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed, thanks Tom.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Jan 2011, 15:56
A serene setting with lots of reflection in the water. Quite a place, but a sort of funny name smile
Brian Walbey: It is a very attractive harbour Louis but the name is Welsh and theirs is a rather strange language.
That is the second time this week you call me Mary grin
We do have different styles though, both in our photos as well as our comments grin
looks a lovely place for a holiday
Brian Walbey: Yes it's not bad Derek, the town has decent shops and the Ffestiniog Railway starts from next to the harbour, oh and Portmerion is only just up the road.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jan 2011, 07:55
Really love the cloud reflections in the forewaters, Brian.
Brian Walbey: That was what caught my eye first Ray.

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