Welsh Holiday Highlights


tyronet2000

Link Posted 11/08/2013 - 09:59
If visiting Mt Snowdon be prepared for some awful weather at the summit. Also read the thread elsewhere regarding Pentax WR equipment.

At the summit:

The train now standing...




A tourist returns from the summit, soaked to the skin.




Disappointed tourists, some with head bowed, board the down train




In all fairness this was in the middle of summer and we were just unlucky. I have seen photos in guide books etc., of some spectacular views from this area
Regards
Stan

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AndrewA

Link Posted 11/08/2013 - 10:34
I have walked up twice and been greeted by the same weather...yet a few hundred yards from the top we were in the sun!
Andrew

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Algernon

Link Posted 11/08/2013 - 10:43
That fog filters great.... almost fooled me for a minute!

The Summer of 2013 in a few years it will be looked back on
as one of the Greatest Summers of All Time

Hope you enjoyed the rest of the holiday.

Three great shots!

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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 11/08/2013 - 10:44

fritzthedog

Link Posted 11/08/2013 - 10:55
yep - that's pretty much how I remember it
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

Stuey

Link Posted 11/08/2013 - 22:15
You can tell that this is summer in Wales there are shorts being worn in shot 2
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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08tiger

Link Posted 12/08/2013 - 07:55
Stuey wrote:
You can tell that this is summer in Wales there are shorts being worn in shot 2

musta been an Aussie on hols.What have they built up there?since my last visit in 2006?
C&C welcome.
Don.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 12/08/2013 - 10:07
Quote:
musta been an Aussie on hols.What have they built up there?since my last visit in 2006?

Think this link will tell you
Regards
Stan

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08tiger

Link Posted 12/08/2013 - 10:27
tyronet2000 wrote:
Quote:
musta been an Aussie on hols.What have they built up there?since my last visit in 2006?

Think this link will tell you

Great thank you
C&C welcome.
Don.

simonkit

Link Posted 12/08/2013 - 16:32
Sorry you were unlucky... There is a reason I take most of my photos during the winter months...the weather's better

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 12/08/2013 - 17:47
We were up there a couple of weeks ago and the weather was very variable. Bad luck, hope it hasn't put you off.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 13/08/2013 - 09:48
Thanks for the comments and commiserations. I know there are some fantastic shots to be had. I think it would have helped if I'd had my own transport as coach tours and photography seldom mix.
Regards
Stan

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MattyH

Link Posted 13/08/2013 - 11:00
I have owned a caravan at Greenacres near Porthmadog for the past 6 years with a view of Snowdon, for the last 6 years I wake up see the peak is clear and the weather fine, ring up to book the train and is always fully booked.

I just know for a fact if I ever pre booked I would end up with the same photos as your good self and it always makes me laugh at how much it costs to.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 13/08/2013 - 11:08
MattyH wrote:
...it always makes me laugh at how much it costs to.

You could always walk (or is there an entry fee). Snowdon was included so no idea how much it was.
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Stan

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MattyH

Link Posted 13/08/2013 - 19:52
tyronet2000 wrote:
MattyH wrote:
...it always makes me laugh at how much it costs to.

You could always walk (or is there an entry fee). Snowdon was included so no idea how much it was.

Not with 2 young kids moaning, are we there yet or can you carry me, bad enough driving there
27 adult, 18 children return and only 30 minutes at the summit
Last Edited by MattyH on 13/08/2013 - 19:55

Mongoose

Link Posted 14/08/2013 - 12:26
that's actually less than I remember it being the last time we decided "stuff that for a game of soldiers, we'll walk"

If you do ever drag the youngsters up the proper way, don't be tempted to encourage them with promisses of an ice cream in the cafe at the top. My parents tried that one and were dismayed to find that the top 100ft of the mountain was under 6 feet of snow, so the cafe was closed.
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but it does help
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