Today’s fun started at Porthmadog, where we took a trin on the Ffestiniog Railway to Blaneau Ffestiniog. The plan was to catch a friendly bus to a nearby slate mine for a tour. But the bus was either hiding or altogether elsewhere, so we decided to get back on the train and return to Porthmadog. It was a nice ride through some lovely (and generally quite visible!) scenery, so that was fine. Once of the most scenic aspects of the trip was the engine:
Shutter speed: 1/80s
Focal length: 32mm
Location: 52° 59.6767′ 0″ N 3° 56.2427′ 0″ W
Taken: 29 June, 2012
This is one of the railway’s distinctive double Fairlie engines. I’d seen one in the National Railway Museum in York, but it was much better to see this one in steam and working well.
After a good lunch in the Harbour Restaurant, we went on a bit of a tour of the Llyn Peninsua, stopping off in a few locations, the details of which will appear, with the pictures, when I’m on a fixed connection.