North Wales Recollections

Driving to North Wales last weekend having reviewed the weather forecast, I didn't expect the week to turn out so fantastic.

The location where we stayed (Upper Llandwrog nr. Caernarfon) was quite remote and had super views over to Nantlle Ridge,  and gave some stunning cloud formations at sunrise and sunset:

The weather turned out much better than the original forecast. Although mixed cloud and some rain there was also plenty of sun which made for some great trips attempting to capture the sunset at different locations:

It seemed that much of our time was spent on Anglesey, not just for the sunset, but also exploring some of the amazing coastline:

On a number of occasions I attempted to rise for before dawn with the hope of getting out to capture some atmospheric sunrises, but on each occasion that I set the alarm early, the weather was not compliant, except one morning where soon after sunrise I drove through the valleys in an attempt to get some reflection photos of the local lakes:

We also managed to travel inland to see the classic view of the Snowdon horseshoe from the A498 (road to Beddgelert), as well as visiting waterfalls and a working windmill amongst other well known locations:

We also managed to fit in some visits to a few National Trust properties:

Friday came with lots of rain and grey weather, making us very thankful for all the sun earlier in the week. Due to the inclement weather we decided to find an indoor activity and visited Penrhyn Castle, and were suitably impressed with the architectural design of the castle that was built between 1820-1833 using a neo-Norman design:

And so another holiday draws to a close - very thankful for such a packed week of touring and exploring the treasures of North Wales and Anglesey