Tuesday, 30 August 2011

holiday - week two

It is taking me a while to go through my holiday photographs but here are a few from our second week. We stayed on the Lleyn peninsular in North Wales and the week was a mixture of coast and mountains.

The beaches looked particularly stunning in the evening sunshine

and we enjoyed golden sunsets.

I visited the fairytale like village of Portmerion and despite the damp weather enjoyed wandering around the streets, gardens

and woodland.

For me a trip to North Wales wouldn't be complete without a walk to the summit of Snowdon, highest mountain in England and Wales. Snowdon is the triangular peak in the picture below

and here with the beautiful deep blue lake, Glaslyn in the foreground.

It was a particularly clear day and the views were spectacular.

For those that know Snowdon, my eldest son did the complete Snowdon horseshoe. I walked the Crib Goch ridge many years ago and didn't feel up to that so I walked the Pyg track with younger son and we met at the summit and completed the second half of the horseshoe together. I was very much the slowest but they were very patient, waiting for their ageing mother! I found I was much more fearful of the steep cliffs and loose scree than I used to be while the boys had all the confidence of youth.

It was a perfect day and one that we will all remember for years to come.

1 comment:

Simply Authentic said...

Absolutely stunning vistas. I always appreciate your sharing these photos with us as you capture the beauty so well and leave me aching to visit England again. It truly must have been a great holiday!