Stuff Report – 26 June 2015

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Yes, it’s back to the weightless reports for a few days as I declined to take the scale to Wales with me. After a relaxed morning (croissants may have been involved at some point), and a light lunch, my brother[1] and I set off for West Wales, in particular St David’s, where you’ll find the largest cathedral in Wales in what is apparently Britain’s smallest city[2]:

St David's Cathedral

St David’s Cathedral

Camera X100T
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/850s
Focal length 19mm
ISO 400
Taken 15:57, 26 June, 2015

After dropping our bags at the City Inn, we walked the short distance to the cathedral, and after I’d taken a few photos, we went in where we briefly saw our brother[3][4] before he started his rehearsal for tomorrow. And in the interests of suspense and mystery, I won’t tell you what he was rehearsing for until tomorrow. Bet you can’t wait.

We had a bit of a look around, and I concluded that a proper return visit when I’ll pay the nominal fee for a photography permit and spend a while with my camera will be in order. I had a bit of a wander while Geoff had a sit down before we got together again:

Geoff at St David's

Geoff at St David’s

Camera X100T
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/105s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 16:23, 26 June, 2015

At this point a nice sit down in the beer garden of the Bishops seemed like a very good idea. Geoff had the usual Guinness and I had a Double Dragon from the Felinfoel Brewery, which was a nicely refreshing pint. We were so refreshed that we had a second round while enjoying the weather before returning to the City Inn.



Camera X100T
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/250s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 16:45, 26 June, 2015

Once back at our lodgings, it was time to eat. I couldn’t resist the deep-fried brie wedges as a starter, while Geoff had the Thai fishcakes. For mains, I had an excellent steak and ale pie (tender meat, rich gravy, outrageous mounds of puff pastry) with chips and peas, while Geoff had a cheeseburger. Any suggestion that Geoff had another Guinness while I had a couple of small glasses of Pinot Grigio will be unconvincingly denied.

Stay tuned for another exciting report tomorrow

[1] Hi Geoff  :wave:
[2] It’s a city because it has a cathedral, which used to be the only way a place could be called that. These days, they dish out royal charters all over the place….
[3] Hi Steve  :wave:
[4] Yes, there are three of us, but we’re rarely all together as this is considered dangerous to everyone else