After a long day of driving, and a couple of diversions, we arrived at Loch Lomond slightly later than expected but more or less just slightly too late for sunset. I managed to catch the tail end of it, but I suspect if we’d been there at the time I’d planned the sky would have been more interesting for longer.
Can’t do anything about that though, so thankful for the bits of pink and orange I managed to get!
After a spell of rainy weather, today was clear. So we decided to go out into the Peak District. After a bit of umming and aaahing about where to go, I settled on Padley Gorge because it is close and I suspected we’d still be able to get parked despite setting off a bit later than usual.
It was a bit chilly in the breeze, but quite a nice day out. We followed a circular from Alltrails that took us down into the gorge before going up to Surprise View and across Owler Tor and back to the car (see below).
Despite the heavy rain of the last couple of days the paths were more or less clear, with just some really muddy small sections that could be stepped over / around.
This is probably going to be the last walk of the year, as the weather forecast once again is not great after today until Monday; wherein I’m trying to decide if to go up Mam Tor, or go around the Ladybower areas.
On the second day of Iceland; we did the Golden Circle tour which is something I’ve done before.
The last time I went to Gullfoss you couldn’t walk down to the bottom, so it was cool that this was open this time! It was pretty busy, you could tell that this was the tourist hotspot compared to the places we’d been the day before.
After the holiday I want to keep up the walking, so today I decided to walk to the local woods and see what I could see. There were snowdrops out, but ultimately it was this reflection on the still part of the river that caught my eye.
Today the weather was … not great. It started off quite nice in the morning, but by 10am it was chucking it down and super windy. So much so that we turned around and came home.
After a pit stop for an early lunch, the weather had settled down a bit so we went back out. Initially we were going to stop at Llyn Ogwen but we decided to carry on to Pen-y-Pass.
Parking at Pen-y-Pass is notoriously bad, but despite the fact it is half term in Wales the weather must have been keeping people out. We paid out £10 (!!) and off we went.
The weather here wasn’t as kind to us as the weather back at the cottage, or at Llyn Ogwen – but we’d paid for it so we were walking! Despite the gale force winds, and the occasional wind shower it was a quite pleasant! Below is a bonus picture from yesterday.
Today we spent the day in Llanberis (North Wales). There were a few things we all wanted to see, including the lone tree, the castle and a big sword. The weather wasn’t great overnight and into the morning, so it was a late-ish start.
We parked up, surprised at how few cars were in the parking lots. We’d circled around enough of the car parks looking for the cheapest – so we’d manage to form a fairly clear picture.
Once we’d found the lone tree, and stopped off in the Lone Tree cafe for a break (very nice soup and chips!) we set off back up the lake to see the castle, then a waterfall, and then walk up Snowdon a tiny bit – by this time it was pretty late in the day and the sun sets at 5ish, so it was time for home before it got dark.
Another wet and windy weekend. Yesterday I was shooting in the rain, and today was the same. Today, however it was so windy that I just wound down my window and shot from inside my car. It was chucking it down with rain, then it started hailing.
I went out thie morning to fly my drone, but we were on a bit of a tight schedule and it wasn’t the best location for the drone. Luckily I had taken my camera with “whatever lens was on it”. It turned out that lens was the 70-300, which in reality isn’t a lens I’m used to using for this type of shot. But I moved around a bit, waiting for the sun to come up over the hill and managed to grab this.
This tree stuck out because it still had loads of red leaves still attached to it; which was impressive given the storm we’ve had this weekend!