Stuff Report – 28 June 2012: North Wales Day 2

Having suffered a bit of a weather problem when we took the train to the top of Snowdon last year, we agreed that we should give it another try. Today was the day we booked. and it started a bit dull and damp. We got to the train, and found it was a lot less crowded this time.

It started to rain once we were on board. And as the train rose up the mountain, visibility went from poor to an almost total white-out. On arrival at the summit, the rain was lashing down, so we once again declined to step outside the cafe. On the way back down, the sky began to clear, of course. I think Snowdon’s got it in for us….

After that, we went to Electric Mountain. This is a vistor centre which offers guided tours of the Dinorwig Pumped Storage power station. We took the tour, which was impressive – I’d love to show you some pictures, but cameras, phones, bags, and indeed many other things were not allowed for the usual security reasons. Good tour – well worth a visit if you’re in the vicinity. And it’s much drier than the top of Snowdon, despite working with enormous volumes of water every day.

We then had a quick visit to Penrhyn Castle. It was too late in the day to go into the castle itself, but we had a good wander around it, and enjoyed the railway collection there. Geoff was impressed by the first sign of actual sunshine:

The sun!!!

The sun!!!

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/2000s
Focal length: 28mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 28 June, 2012
Location: 53° 13.5019′ 0″ N 4° 5.5555′ 0″ W

From there, we went back to the B&B, and after a short rest, walked down to the Lemon Tree on Penhryndeudraeth High Street for some excellent Indian food.

More pictures when I’m back on my full-speed broadband connection.

8 thoughts on “Stuff Report – 28 June 2012: North Wales Day 2

    1. Les Post author

      Yeah, so I hear. I’ve seen some of the pictures and video, which look seriously alarming. Saw on of a drain in the middle of Grey Street spurting upwards with extreme force.

  1. Phredd

    Kewl power station. Shame about the ‘no cameras’ thing. When Michèle and I took a tour of Hoover Dam, cameras weren’t a problem. And that wasn’t all that many years ago. Dunno if that’s changed, tho.

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