I was driving back from a few days in Wales, camping beside Llyn Gwynant. I’d had a marvelous time climbing Snowdon from Rhyd Ddu, Cnicht, and wandering the valley. I’m a camp site enthusiast since I got my Vango Flux tent. I enjoy the sleeping, waking, eating and reading in a comfortable chair.

The last morning was gloomy and the forecast was bad weather coming in. It was time to return home but I had the leisure to stop somewhere to prolong my time in Wales. Wild flower photography is a relatively new interest for me and it’s a good reason to wander places like this, the Conwy Estuary.

The Conwy valley is a favorite of mine. Welsh villages are not as pretty as you find in the Lake District but have another kind of charm. I’ve been saying for years Wales is relatively new to me, after going a huge number of times to the Lakes. It’s no longer true. I started to explore Wales ten years ago so I’m very familiar with Snowdonia.

This is thrift which grows at rocky places beside the sea. Coming back from Wales it’s usually but not always the case that I leave looming clouds behind and return, if not to sunlight, then pale grey skies. There have been a few times when it was the opposite and it’s painful.

 

Welsh Wild Flowers

Wednesday February 15, 2017