Holiday Report – 15 June 2015

Steps taken: 3,550
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We had a relatively relaxed day today – after an excellent breakfast, we headed to Pothmadog for a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway. We arrived in plenty of time, so got to see a Ffestiniog train get ready and depart:

Ffestiniog

Ffestiniog

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/9
Shutter speed 1/200s
Focal length 20.8mm
ISO 800
Taken 09:45, 15 June, 2015
Location 52° 55.4384′ 0″ N 4° 7.5237′ 0″ W

For a while we could see both that train and ours lined up side by side – you’ll notice that the Ffestiniog engine is a much smaller beast that the other:

Two trains!

Two trains!

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/200s
Focal length 70.2mm
ISO 1000
Taken 10:12, 15 June, 2015
Location 52° 55.4352′ 0″ N 4° 7.5138′ 0″ W

We set off for Caernarfon[1] at 10:45, passing through scenery such as this:

Landscape

Landscape

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/9
Shutter speed 1/640s
Focal length 24.3mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:13, 15 June, 2015
Location 53° 3.7914′ 0″ N 4° 7.7948′ 0″ W

Not to mention an engine in need of a little work:

A wee bit of rust

A wee bit of rust

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/4.3
Shutter speed 1/340s
Focal length 30.9mm
ISO 400
Taken 12:47, 15 June, 2015
Location 53° 6.165′ 0″ N 4° 16.6494′ 0″ W

And so we reached Caernarfon, where we didn’t do very much other than wait for the train to return through the lovely landscape of Snowdonia:

Mountains

Mountains

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/11
Shutter speed 1/400s
Focal length 116.1mm
ISO 200
Taken 15:12, 15 June, 2015
Location 53° 3.1742′ 0″ N 4° 8.0546′ 0″ W

And if you miss one mountain, there’s sure to be another along soon. Or even mountains hiding behind mountains:

More mountains

More mountains

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/13
Shutter speed 1/200s
Focal length 104.2mm
ISO 250
Taken 15:29, 15 June, 2015
Location 53° 1.7652′ 0″ N 4° 8.0046′ 0″ W

tomorrow’s plans involve another train and me saying that I am not a number….

[1] Again!