Day 131: Criccieth to Llanbedrog – Discard & Abandon

Gwynedd, Wales

Criccieth Castle, built by Llywelyn the Great in 1230-1280 before being taken by English forces in 1283. In 1404 Welsh forces captured the castle, tore down its walls and set the castle alight during the rebellion of Owain Glyndŵr.

Abandoned sandcastle, Abererch Sands, Gwynedd.

Belated Dogfish, Abererch Sands, Gwynedd.

Orphaned breeze block, Abererch Sands, Gwynedd.

Outline, Abererch Sands, Gwynedd.

Dusk paddler, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd.

Camp on the Llŷn Peninsula, found after a long search to find a gorse free pitch, Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd, Gwynedd.

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10 thoughts on “Day 131: Criccieth to Llanbedrog – Discard & Abandon”

  1. That looks like a great place to pitch a tent – i wouldn’t mind waking up to that view every morning 🙂

  2. josypheen says:

    Beeeeautiful photos as always! 😀

  3. Can I ask, did you keep the same lenses when you used the 6D, FAQ should be updated, a hum…!

    • Good point I haven’t looked at that for over a year, must update it! What I use now is the 5dsr with 16-35f4L & 70-300L I started with the 6D with 24-70Lf4 & 70-300L. I find the wide angle drama possible with the 16-35 more useful for architecture and cloudscapes.

  4. Thanks Quintin, I do have the original 16-35mm 1:2.8 and very happy with it. Still looking for update on my Canon EOS-1 Ds Mark II, might be a 5D III.(Weaterproof) Your photographs look beautiful hence the reason for asking. Sorry it’s a bit of topic. I do the same as you but in a camper van. Restless retired architectural photographer, All the best.

    • 5DIII sounds a good choice, 5dsr highlights clip easily and shadows don’t recover as well but worth it if you print big. Won’t be a problem if you are used to photographing architecture!

  5. This is one of my most favourite coast lines to walk, you can’t beat Cardigan Bay. I have stayed at the Haven site near Criccieth quite a few times over the last 5 years and this area of Wales as quickly claimed a place in my heart. There are some beautiful beaches here, plenty of wildlife and some interesting World War 2 remnants scattered about. Top all of this off with the most beautiful, mountainous backdrops and stunning castles and you have a recipe for something really special. Thank you for sharing.

    • I thoroughly agree! The mountain backdrop is the real magic that keeps me wanting more 🙂 Thanks for stopping by

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