Holiday Report – 28 June 2014

Steps taken: 9.862

Today’s first call was at Denbigh Castle, where we enjoyed the view:

Denbigh Castle

Denbigh Castle

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/11
Shutter speed 1/90s
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Taken 10:20, 28 June, 2014
Location 53° 10.8525′ 0″ N 3° 25.2099′ 0″ W

On a clear day, you can see for a very long way, but today wasn’t one of those.

From there, we went on to Rhyl and its Seaquarium,  where was saw some seals:

Harbour Seal

Harbour Seal

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/80s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 400
Taken 11:52, 28 June, 2014
Location 53° 19.4142′ 0″ N 3° 29.5124′ 0″ W

..and some jellyfish, amongst other things

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/15s
Focal length 31.5mm
ISO 6400
Taken 12:19, 28 June, 2014
Location 53° 19.3918′ 0″ N 3° 29.4906′ 0″ W

Then we had an unscheduled detour to Rhuddlan Castle:

Rhuddlan Castle

Rhuddlan Castle

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed 1/680s
Focal length 12.6mm
ISO 400
Taken 13:11, 28 June, 2014
Location 53° 17.3556′ 0″ N 3° 27.9223′ 0″ W

And then on to Chirk Castle, which by contrast to the ruins seen earlier, is a well-preserved family home. Here’s the front door:

Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/850s
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Taken 14:50, 28 June, 2014
Location 52° 56.1376′ 0″ N 3° 5.3469′ 0″ W

…and here’s a bedroom

Nice bed...

Nice bed…

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/3.6
Shutter speed 1/25s
Focal length 18mm
ISO 6400
Taken 15:06, 28 June, 2014
Location 52° 56.1102′ 0″ N 3° 5.3594′ 0″ W

We had one last stop at Chirk Aqueduct, another Thomas Telford triumph. Not as big, impressive, scary or hard to pronounce as the more famous one at Pontcysyllte, but worth a visit to see it next to the railway viaduct, which can be seen from the walkway of the Pontcysyllte aquedct.

Chirk Aqueduct

Chirk Aqueduct

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/9
Shutter speed 1/210s
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Taken 16:17, 28 June, 2014
Location 52° 55.6821′ 0″ N 3° 3.724′ 0″ W

Then it was back to the hotel for a short rest before another fine meal at Fouzi’s.

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