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photoblog image (North Wales Notebook)  Around Porthmadog 3/5

(North Wales Notebook) Around Porthmadog 3/5

This is the final week of images from our holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and for that I am returning to Porthmadog where we started out a few weeks ago.

 

The same lake as yesterday at Porthmadog but here we are looking more to the south east and more of the Snowdon mountain range in the distance.

 

There is a walk round the edge of the lake but sadly lack of time stopped us doing the walk.  Next time perhaps.

(North Wales Notebook) Around Porthmadog 3/5

This is the final week of images from our holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and for that I am returning to Porthmadog where we started out a few weeks ago.

 

The same lake as yesterday at Porthmadog but here we are looking more to the south east and more of the Snowdon mountain range in the distance.

 

There is a walk round the edge of the lake but sadly lack of time stopped us doing the walk.  Next time perhaps.

comments (21)

I believe the pointed mountain in the middle distance is Cnicht, known as the Welsh Matterhorn. (but I'm probably totally wrong!)Nice picture, anyway, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme. I'm not really sure what the "pointy" mountain is called, I had a leaflet setting out the different mountins in the view but seem to have lost it.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 16 Feb 2011, 07:55
love the peace it sends out
Brian Walbey: It was at that time Chantal, but behind me is a very busy road at times.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Feb 2011, 08:09
I can just imagine a walk around that lake, Brian. You've got Astrid and me talking about a trip to Wales one of these years, believe it or not. smile
Brian Walbey: You could do a lot worse than having a few days in North wals Ginnie, it is lovely in those mountains. BTW I saw your comment to Graeme Hubbard today, his posting, and yesterdays, are where I originate from, Royston, Hertfordshire, I used to play in those woods as a lad.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Feb 2011, 08:17
Those mountains look inviting Brian: did you get close to them?
Brian Walbey: They are Chris. We went up to Blaenau on the train and then drove right through from Carnarvon to Porthmadog where the road runs parallel to the new West Highland railway, a lovely journey.
That water is so still that the clouds are reflected. Very nice.
Brian Walbey: It is a fine spot, thanks Sheila.
A study in blue. Wonderful!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Mary.
That is surely Cader Idris in the background.
Brian Walbey: I'm not really sure Richard, we had a descriptive leaflet which seems to have gone astray, as they do.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 16 Feb 2011, 10:03
Charming ripples indicating a gentle breeze.
Brian Walbey: Yes but very nice and peaceful Chad.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Feb 2011, 10:41
The water is a great colour
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
Very tranquil, looks great.
Brian Walbey: It is/was John, although behind me is the main road through Porthmadoc, so it can be a bit noisy.
lovely view there well captured
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek.
Another gorgeous view, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
I think you would need a few hours to get round the lake, but it would have some great views like this one smile
Such wonderful countryside,plenty of scope for all levels of walking and hiking.
Brian Walbey: yes indeed Martin, thanks very much.
A nice fresh feel to this Brian. Wonderful scenery round there.
Brian Walbey: It is very pretty and on a good day like this, picturesque Janet.
Love those mountains at the back Brian..That's what attracted me there many years ago.
Brian Walbey: Yes we like this part of Wales Ron.
This series is really selling this place Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Do you think I might get a commission for every visitor Bill smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Feb 2011, 20:27
I keep lifting my eyes to those mountains, Brian. You had great weather at least for these shots.
Brian Walbey: Yes we were lucky most of the week Alan, a change for us.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Feb 2011, 21:38
A wonderful and beautifully composed photo- I admire how you captured the slight movement and the colour of the lake- the clouds, the mountains in the distance - all this looks so natural on this sunny, lovely September day - you could evoke my desire to travel to Wales again- a walk around the lake must be a delight.
Brian Walbey: We didn't get time to walk round the lake Philine. It is tidal and looks totally different with no water in it.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Feb 2011, 22:38
A tranquil stretch of water indeed. Wales is where I was brought up but I'm afraid I don't really know this area - only went there once when I was about 7 or 8!
Brian Walbey: It is tranquil Ingrid but also tidal, it looks all muddy and uninviting when the tide is out.
So majestic!
Are those wind turbines in the background?!?
Brian Walbey: No I think they are tall lights at some sort of industrial site. Thanks for your comment.

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