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Hugo

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« Reply #1905 on: December 15, 2017, 04:20:31 PM »
Just in case anyone is interested and hasn't seen Robson Green's visit to Anglesey,   I've enclosed a link and it shows the two properties we saw on Saturday.    The one in Moelfre can be seen after 13 minutes if you want to skip the rest


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« Reply #1906 on: December 28, 2017, 04:21:09 PM »
Two very lucky people and thank goodness no one from the Mountain Rescue team was injured.


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« Reply #1907 on: January 05, 2018, 12:19:30 PM »
Despite the strong winds forecast for Wednesday we decided to do the Lon Las Ogwen walk again.  The reasons for doing it were that most of the walk is sheltered anyway and also we wanted to see the Glasinfryn Viaduct in all its glory and without the leaves on the trees obscuring it.
It requires two cars to do this linear walk and we met in the car park on Bangor Quay with the intention of leaving one there and taking the other to Bethesda for the start of the walk.  Old Uncle Albert had the bright idea of leaving one car at Port Penrhyn, because after all that is where the walk ends up at so off he drove to Port Penrhyn while Tellytubby answered an incoming call on his mobile phone and afterwards drove the three of us to the Port.
Anyway old Uncle Albert was nowhere to be seen even though we drove all around the port, in desperation we drove to Penrhyn Castle but he wasn't there either so we returned to Port Penrhyn but Tellytubby noticed him in the rear view mirror and at the port the old codger admitted to having had a senior moment and had gone to Tal Y Bont by mistake.
Anyway the rest of the day and the walk went without any hitch and we parked the car in Tregarth not far from the southern end of Tregarth Tunnel.   It's a straightforward walk along a tarmac path to Bangor and has numerous features along the way and when we came Felin Hen we crossed over the girder bridge and walked along the very high embankment until we came to the impressive Glasinfryn Viaduct where we walked down to a field and Rhuddlan took a very nice panorama photo of the viaduct.    From there we crossed under the A55 and walked along the path through the delightful woodland of Dyffryn Cegin until we came to Port Penrhyn.   By then the weather had changed and it had become overcast and the winds were quite strong so we just had a look around there and then drove back to Tregarth.    On the way back we stopped at the Siabod Cafe in Capel Curig for a nice latte and then headed home.    It's a nice walk to do at any time but having it with good friends makes it even better

Hugo

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« Reply #1908 on: January 05, 2018, 12:23:14 PM »
Lon Las Ogwen walk

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« Reply #1909 on: January 05, 2018, 01:32:39 PM »
Fantastic Hugo, as a newcomer and avid walker I need to find some of these places and do these walks myself  $good$

Hugo

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« Reply #1910 on: January 05, 2018, 02:50:58 PM »
Thanks Mondie, it was an easy and interesting walk but if you ever decide to do it then I would suggest that you do it from Bethesda to Port Penrhyn as it's down hill all the way     $good$

We started a mile north of Bethesda and there are lots to see in Port Penrhyn when you get there

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« Reply #1911 on: January 05, 2018, 05:55:33 PM »
Hugo, You are very hardy braving the hideous wet weather we have been having.  :o
Nice for us to get to see your pics from the warm though!  ;D



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« Reply #1912 on: January 13, 2018, 10:45:06 AM »
A man who made a hoax call about a Snowdonia mountain accident, prompting a 32,000 rescue operation, has been jailed for 16 months.

Caernarfon Crown Court heard Michael Cuminskey also raised a bogus alarm in the Lake District, Cumbria just a few days earlier in March 2016.

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« Reply #1913 on: January 14, 2018, 05:40:41 PM »
Tellytubby and I met up on Saturday by the Old Lifeboat House on Llanddulas  Beach as we wanted to see the rare Glaucous Gull that has been there for a few weeks.   There had also been many sightings of Kingfishers along the River Dulas and we were hoping to see them too so we started our walk downstream along the river banks.   It's a nice clear river and has Trout, Ducks and the occasional Salmon there but sadly we didn't see any Kingfishers and our first sighting of the Gull was beyond the point where the river entered the sea and was nearer the Caravan camp at Rhyd Y Foel.    We took a number of photos before the Gull flew off and then we decided to have a short walk to the caves at the base of the cliffs in Rhyd Y Foel.    It didn't take us long before we got to the caves and we had a good look inside before returning back to Llanddulas. On our way back we saw a sandstone milestone that was inserted into a listed wall and we have gone past there hundreds of times before without even noticing it, it just shows you how observant we have been!
At the cafe on the beach we stopped for a nice coffee and caught up with everything before setting off back to Llanddulas.   It was only a short walk but Tellytubby who is a keen birdwatcher was pleased to have seen this bird from the Artic Circle which  is reputed to be the second biggest Gull in the world

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« Reply #1914 on: January 14, 2018, 05:43:30 PM »
Llanddulas to Rhyd Y Foel walk

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« Reply #1915 on: January 28, 2018, 05:47:55 PM »
The weather forecast for yesterday was absolutely awful but we decided to go to Llanystumdwy and have a walk along the River Dwyfor to see the Snowdrops that are out at this time of the year.   By the time we got to Blaenau Ffestiniog we were not sure if we had made the right choice as the rain was torrential but we had arranged to pick up old Uncle Albert at Porthmadog so we decided to carry on.   It was still raining when we picked him up and also when we parked in the village of Llanystumdwy close to the grave of David Lloyd George.
Surprisingly, it stopped raining after we had put on our waterproofs and didn't rain throughout the walk.
The River Dwyfor was in full flow after the heavy rain and the sound of it was deafening.    The path is normally easy to follow but the river was in full flood and we had to improvise a lot on our route.   Because of the location of the river and the exposed tree roots you have to be very careful anyway walking along the slippy ground and rocks so when we heard a yell and a thud, we looked around and Tellytubby was the first casualty.   He was flat on his back on the muddy ground, thankfully his only injury was his pride and his brand new waterproof jacket now caked in a layer of mud.   Just before the wooden bridge that crosses the river we saw the first of the masses of Snowdrops that are in that area.   They looked really good but I think that we were a week or two early to see them at their best.
We had our refreshments on the other side of the river and then crossed back over to complete the rest of this woodland walk.   Just when everything was going well Uncle Albert putt his foot on a large rock and had a bad fall back onto the rock.    Luckily  nothing serious happened to him apart from the shock and some bruising so we carried on until we exited the woodland through the arched gateway and turned right and took the tarmac lane back to the car.     It was an enjoyable walk despite the conditions but the river was fascinating to see and hear, the power of the water was incredible.
At Porthmadog old Uncle Albert's wife that laid on some home made scones and bara brith for us so it was a lovely way of ending our day out before setting off on the journey back home

Hugo

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« Reply #1916 on: January 28, 2018, 05:52:18 PM »
Llanystumdwy river walk

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« Reply #1917 on: January 28, 2018, 11:36:58 PM »
Looks a nice walk that Hugo.

Impressive seeing a river in full spate.

We have been living on Mull now for 23 years and I have never seen the ground so wet in all that time. Crofters are having problems up here sourcing fodder for their stock, it has been wet now for months.

Hugo

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« Reply #1918 on: January 29, 2018, 08:46:43 AM »
It is a nice pleasant walk, especially in normal conditions but Saturday's conditions were far from normal.   I just wish that I had taken a video clip because you'd have been able to see and hear the power of the torrent of water coming down the river.

Sorry to hear how things have gone on on Mull this year.  The weather has gone unpredictable and there are extremes of it everywhere.   A friend from Holland told me a few years ago that when she was walking on grass, it was like walking on a sponge and I would imagine that conditions won't have improved since

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« Reply #1919 on: February 18, 2018, 10:33:42 PM »
Sadly there has been another tragedy on Snowdon


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