Mountain tops and solstice skies

A rock outcrop bathed in afternoon light on the summit of Bwlch Mawr, Llyn Peninsula.

Hi Everyone, Well I’m now back from a great long weekend in Snowdonia at our family cottage. I had a great time climbing mountains, riding steam trains, taking self-portraits and watching the sunset for the Summer Solstice.

I started with a leisurely climb up to Bwlch Mawr at the top of the Llyn Peninsula taking a few different self-portraits overlooking the valley and Menai Strait. The next stop was a trip on the Ffestiniog Mountain railway with the family, a great trip up the narrow track into the mountains with a stop off at Tan-y-Bwlch station.

Then I rounded off my weekend with a trip up Moel-y-Gest near Porthmadog. It’s a lovely little rocky hill and when I reached the top I was greeted by one of the most stunning sunsets I have ever seen, and on the night of the Summer Solstice too!

On my way home the next day I decided on a nice challenging climb up Cnicht, a 689m peak that’s a bit of a scramble to climb but the views are beautiful. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t great so I didn’t get many shots that day but I had a great time nonetheless.

I hope you like my shots from the weekend below, now it’s back to sunset walks round the Wirral and working on my 2022 calendar!

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