Welsh Mountains

These are Welsh Mountains – some might say they are ‘tiddlers’, but still impressive to me – this is a panoramic shot taken on a quick trip (8hr drive, round-trip) to Bangor in North Wales so that Miles and I could attend the University Open Day – the day was useful, but I would have much rather have been going up these – that said, shortly after this the rain came in…though didn’t last for long.

The view here, from beside the A5 from Betws-y-Coed to Bangor, is of Llyn Ogwen (the lake) and Pen yr Ole Wen – all looks majestic with the clouds, the mist, and some sunshine breaking through.

At 978m (3031ft), is only a little lower than Snowdon itself (1085m, 3363ft) – while this is the highest mountain in Wales, it is quite small compared to the Rockies in USA and Canada – I remember the mountains in the Rockies near Denver, CO at Guenella Pass – the pass is high already, but you are looking up at Mt Bierstadt, some 14,065ft – didn’t have the time or the energy or the equipment (there a was a lot of snow around) to climb the peak – one day I must go back!

Anyway, I have done Scarfell Pike (highest peak in England) and Ben Nevis (highest peak in Scotland) – I have been halfway up Snowdon (though probably carried most of the way – it was a long time ago, probably early 1970) – I need to do it under my own power (no intention of using the train!) – Sparky would enjoy the walk too!

#Wales #Mountains #Landscape

Technical details:

18mm(XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS); 1/250s@f5.6; ISO200 – handheld – 7 shot panorama – post-processing in Lightroom and Luminar Neptune – DSCF690120171113000550-Pano-Edit