Wales in the wet
Or should it be "Lost in search of the Quarry at Cwm Orthin"?
We spent a few days in Wales last week in the photogenic area around Blaenau Ffestiniog, managed to take a few pictures. I discovered that the quarry of Cwm Orthin was close by so we decided to explore, took the wrong path (hence the "Lost" ) but eventually found the right one. As it was in the morning and the clouds very very low it was quite wet out. I can personally vouch for the facts that Wales is wet, full of sheep and slate, and very steep.
Cwm Orthin is a disused slate quarry high in the hills, production of slate petered out in the 1980s and the site has been left to nature, although the mine workings themselves have been closed off as they are dangerous for the general public. The area around the lake is good to explore though and the disused quarry men's cottages have been photographed by many.
I decided to pinch Brian's idea of a postcard montage to show the sights we saw whilst finding the right path up to the quarry. Sights so typical of the area such as slate, sheep, waterfalls and more slate.
A seafire in the...