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

(North Wales Notebook) Around Porthmadog 5/5

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.

 

A follow up to yesterdays picture also taken from a Ffestiniog Railway train crossing the cob.

 

Here you can see what a lovely backdrop the Snowdonian mountains make to that part of Porthmadog and I've even managed to catch a car along the road part of the Cob as well.

 

So after seven weeks of North Wales I will feature somewhere we visited on the way home for the next 3 weeks looking at different aspects of the place.  How many of you in the U.K.have decided a trip to North Wales might be in the offing after my selection of pictures I wonder.


(North Wales Notebook) Around Porthmadog 5/5

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.

 

A follow up to yesterdays picture also taken from a Ffestiniog Railway train crossing the cob.

 

Here you can see what a lovely backdrop the Snowdonian mountains make to that part of Porthmadog and I've even managed to catch a car along the road part of the Cob as well.

 

So after seven weeks of North Wales I will feature somewhere we visited on the way home for the next 3 weeks looking at different aspects of the place.  How many of you in the U.K.have decided a trip to North Wales might be in the offing after my selection of pictures I wonder.


comments (20)

Your fine series has certainly brought back memories for me Brian. I've spent many weeks in the area over the years and am definitely due back soon.
Brian Walbey: Well I'm glad to have brought some nice memories back Graeme.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Feb 2011, 01:21
I will not be making the trip, Brian, but have very much enjoyed the virtual tour through your fine serieses [sic].
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ray.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Feb 2011, 07:59
I'm not from the UK, Brian, but as I mentioned the other day, Astrid and I have already said we'd love to see Wales! You've really whetted our appetite.
Brian Walbey: All of Wales is lovely Ginnie, South, Central and North, and they are also each very different but the North has the mountains and is our favourite. I hope you both get there one of these days.
Perfect view on a perfect looking day
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Martin.
I have been intending to take Ange to Portmerion for many years.
Brian Walbey: You would both enjoy the visit I'm sure Bill and of course it is only about 10 minutes from where this weeks pictures were taken at Porthmadog.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Feb 2011, 08:08
Lovely Brian: you have made me want to go there
Brian Walbey: Then book a B.& B.and go and enjoy yourself Chris, Ffestiniog and WHR railways included.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 18 Feb 2011, 08:25
the clouds give a nice reflection in the water
Brian Walbey: Yes I like that bit as well Chantal.
I'm not in the UK but certainly would love to visit Northern Wales.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely part of the whole area of the U.K.Mary.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 Feb 2011, 10:14
I wonder how much of the train the car people can see Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not very much at all Chad, it is quite high above the road and there is also a low wall along the side.
A lovely series Brian with beautiful landscapes.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Laurette.
Great light Brian, and a nice vantage point from the train
Brian Walbey: Best of both worlds John.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2011, 13:33
That black cloud looks rather ominous! (LOL.. I know it is smoke from the train). The lighting in this is superb.

Being a narrow gauge fan, I'm already well aware of the delights in this area and I'm long overdue a visit to ride on the WHR.
Brian Walbey: I was lucky with the lighting Alan. The WHR runs all the way from Porthmadog this year to Caernarvon, it goes through some lovely mountain country.
lovely image, specially the blue shades
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ayush.
I would like to go back if the weather is as nice as this Brian. Lovely series
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Janet.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Feb 2011, 15:29
Looks like the steam from your engine is about to join the clouds! I'm afraid my trips to Wales are limited to the south where I grew up and still have friends.
Brian Walbey: Perhaps you and Mike should venture further north one day Ingrid, it would be interesting to see what both of you made of the area.
Looks like there is a storm coming up - or at least a rain shower.
Brian Walbey: No the black stuff is the smoke from the train Sheila, to an enthusiast like me it smelt lovely.
As you know Brian, I have been here a few times and after seeing your pictures it makes me want to visit again smile
Brian Walbey: Then I think you should Linda, this summer, do not delay.
On a bit of a slant, but a fine view, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It's the converging angles of road and rail Tom, the horizon is dead level.
very dramatic image, like all the layers here
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek.
Wonderful scenery caught from the moving train, Brian. You even managed to capture the reflection of the clouds in the water.
Brian Walbey: I was very lucky with the light that day Beverly.

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