Daily Archives: Saturday, 28th Jun 2014

Holiday Report – 28 June 2014

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: 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: 28 June, 2014
Location: 53° 10.8525′ 0″ N 3° 25.2099′ 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: 28 June, 2014
Location: 53° 10.8525′ 0″ N 3° 25.2099′ 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: 28 June, 2014
Location: 53° 10.8525′ 0″ N 3° 25.2099′ 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: 28 June, 2014
Location: 53° 10.8525′ 0″ N 3° 25.2099′ 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: 28 June, 2014
Location: 53° 10.8525′ 0″ N 3° 25.2099′ 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: 28 June, 2014
Location: 53° 10.8525′ 0″ N 3° 25.2099′ 0″ W

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