Thursday, June 19, 2008

19th June 2008 ;What a difference a day makes!

Yesterday was awful, with gale force winds and torrential rain for 18 hours!
By contrast today can only be described as superb.
Our cat, Garfield knocked a full cup of tea onto the laptop yesterday and put it out of action, but by stripping it down I was able to restore most functions apart from the keyboard
so this morning we went for some shopping.
We went first to Portmadog and bought a cheap keyboard to use with the laptop, then had some prints run off in an instant photo machine to use as postcards. we were pleased to find they were very good and only 25 pence each.
Once our shopping was complete we had a a very pleasant drive though the tiny back roads to Porth Colmon, where we parked up and ate our packed lunch: I was fascinated at how the rocks on the beach echoed the silhouette of the distant mountains.
There's just a single house and slipway at the bottom of the lane now, but some out-buildings and foundations suggest that once long ago several families lived and fished here.
Continuing along the coast road, we parked at the National Trust Car park at Porth Oer, and I walked along the cliff top path to get a view down into the bay. I took two general views with the Nikon and then two 300mm zoom shots of the waves breaking on the distant headland with the Fuji bridge camera: the quality from this zoom lens is very good indeed, and it handled the subject impeccably.
By now we were ready to return to the caravan for a rest, but couldn't resist dropping down into Criccieth to sample the ice cream from Cadwalladers Ice cream parlour,which isdelicious! I couldnt resist a photo of the castle from the beach

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