Porth Or, Sunset

Porth Or
Porth Or

Seaside trips are at the mercy of the tides, as well as the light. High tides aren’t so useful as I like to see the exposed sand and rocks. The headlands and cliff tops along the coast of the Lleyn Peninsula are lovely but generally just grass-covered, difficult to get foreground interest. The light helped though, as the sun went down, and the sky was good. There was also a full moon, which you can just see in one shot. Continue reading

Crimpiau – part 2

Llyn Crafnant Sunrise

I think I’m getting better at wild camping as I slept well again (by bivvy-bag standards, at least). A very calm and warm night helped. I got up to a promising sky with a rainbow of colour on the horizon. The air was much clearer after the haze of the evening with a nice bit of mist trapped in the valley above Capel Curig below. There was also a tiny half moon, which looks even tinier in my wide-angle photographs. Continue reading

Crimpiau – part 1

Tryfan and the Glyders

Crimpiau is a minor top in Snowdonia, an eastern outlier of the Carneddau. It’s only about 450m high but has one of the best views in North Wales that takes in the three highest ranges – Snowdon, the Glyders and the Carnedds. It’s quiet (I didn’t see anyone else the whole time I was there) and has lovely shapes and textures in the foreground. Continue reading

Penllech Beach

Moon setting over Penllech Beach
Moon setting over Penllech Beach shortly before dawn

Revisiting a location doesn’t always work well. Sometimes it means you’re better prepared but often, especially if conditions were exceptional last time, it’s just disappointing. I went to Penllech Beach on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales, last week for an overnight wild camping trip. Continue reading

The Heights – part 1

Snowdon from Yr Arddu, Llynnau Cerrig y myltt in the foreground
Snowdon from Yr Arddu, Llynnau Cerrig y myltt in the foreground

Another overnight trip while this fantastic weather lasts. Although I scouted out a different area I ended up not far from my last trip. This time I went to a many-topped hill, more a group of rocky tops, called The Heights, Yr Arddu in welsh on the OS map. A little above Beddgelert, in Snowdonia. Continue reading