Holiday Report 11 June 2015

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After a good night’s sleep at the Sŵn Y Môr, we had breakfast (coffee, toast and a nicely traditional fry-up) bright and early. We headed for our first target – the Great Orme Tramway, where we travelled on two of these:

Great Orme Tramway

Great Orme Tramway

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/250s
Focal length 116.1mm
ISO 200
Taken 10:37, 11 June, 2015
Location 53° 19.9484′ 0″ N 3° 51.128′ 0″ W

to the top of the Great Orme, a rocky outcrop overlooking Llandudno. The trams are a cable driven system, with one section leading from the bottom to the halfway station you can see in the photo above, where you change to another tram to get to the top.

And at the top, you can enjoy the view. Being me, I’m offering a less usual view. These are some of the offshore wind turbines that can be seen from Llandudno:

Giants!

Giants!

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/400s
Focal length 110mm
ISO 200
Taken 10:35, 11 June, 2015
Location 53° 19.951′ 0″ N 3° 51.137′ 0″ W

I may work on another version of that one when I’m in front of a bigger screen. Also on the Orme is a rather nice bronze goat[1]:

Great Orme Goat

Great Orme Goat

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/5
Shutter speed 1/600s
Focal length 52.4mm
ISO 200
Taken 10:23, 11 June, 2015
Location 53° 19.9358′ 0″ N 3° 51.2652′ 0″ W

After a coffee and a general look around, we took the tram back down and got the open-top tour bus, which took us around Llandudno and over to Conwy. This photo was taken though the front window of the bus, so excuse the odd reflections:

Conwy

Conwy

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/5.3
Shutter speed 1/750s
Focal length 74.4mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:45, 11 June, 2015
Location 53° 17.1046′ 0″ N 3° 48.7843′ 0″ W

Once back in Llandudno, we had a walk along the pier, where I spotted some strange activity:

Into the sea

Into the sea

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/11
Shutter speed 1/350s
Focal length 116.1mm
ISO 200
Taken 14:07, 11 June, 2015
Location 53° 19.8511′ 0″ N 3° 49.5601′ 0″ W

We also spotted the cable cars which weren’t running when we were on the Great Orme:

Cable Cars

Cable Cars

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/200s
Focal length 116.1mm
ISO 320
Taken 13:28, 11 June, 2015
Location 53° 19.8644′ 0″ N 3° 49.539′ 0″ W

That was followed by a wander around the town before returning to the hotel for a rest. And that was followed by a return visit to Wetherspoon’s. We had thought of going somewhere else, but since it was Thursday, which meant it was Curry Club night, we had a curry there, which was quite acceptable.

More fun tomorrow!

[1] Not to be confused with anything you may have seen on Facebook