Stuff Report – 22 July 2013

After all the activity of the last few days, having a quiet day in seemed like a good idea, and that’s what we’ve been having, apart from a short walk to the local small Tesco branch.

So not a lot to say, other than here are some more photos!

During our wander around Llangollen on Friday morning, we found a riverside path which leads to a park. It also offers some lovely views, including this one of the station where we later caught a train:

Llangollen Station

Llangollen Station

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/150s
Focal length: 30.2mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 19 July, 2013
Location: 52° 58.2275′ 0″ N 3° 10.4296′ 0″ W

And any wander with a camera is improved by spotting some quirky old signs. This one amused me for some reason or other:

Bear that in mind...

Bear that in mind…

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 320
Taken: 19 July, 2013
Location: 52° 58.2275′ 0″ N 3° 10.4296′ 0″ W

I don’t really think that anyone with a name like the Good Lady Ballsworth should complain about other people’s language…

And finally, a reminder of the view from the narrowboat Thomas Telford as we crossed the glorious Pontcysyllte Aqueduct:

Aqueduct View

Aqueduct View

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/250s
Focal length: 28.9mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 19 July, 2013
Location: 52° 58.2275′ 0″ N 3° 10.4296′ 0″ W

And I know I’ve mentioned the Aqueduct a few times, but it really did make an impression on me. I’d seen photographs, I’d seen it on TV, I’d seen it from a distance, but that didn’t really prepare me for the reality. Quite apart from it being so big (apart from in breadth, that is!), there is something seriously impressive about a canal just carrying on over a really quite substantial valley. It’s a wonderful thing, and well worth a visit. I’d recommend taking the boat trip from Llangollen and walking back so you can really appreciate the view. And yes, that’s not what I did this time, but I intend to walk over it on a future visit.