Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) and Llyn Celyn....................................................

Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid in Welsh)
I stopped for refreshments in Bala on my way to Porthmadog and had a stroll down to the lake.
The birds are used to being fed so where easy to approach.
Juvenile Black-headed Gull
A Mallard arrives for his share of my lunch.
So content with life.....
 My next stop was to view the dam at Llyn Celyn.
Completed in 1965 the reservoir supplies water to Liverpool.
Llyn Celyn
We used to stop here for a picnic on our journey to my parents boat at Porthmadog at weekends.
 A village was displaced by the reservoir and caused a lot of anger at the time.
Gravestones were removed from the local chapel and a new a new site was constructed for them.
My brother and I used to run down to see what had changed week by week as it was built.
A Jackdaw kept a beady eye on me during my visit.
Tomorrows post is about my lovely visit to Tan-y-Bwlch Station and steam trains.
 I had so much to see during a journey of only 85 miles.
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31 comments:

JM said...

What a beautiful lake. The duck-about-to-land shot is fantastic!

Fábio Martins said...

Very beautiful landscapes! Lovely birds too

ADRIAN said...

A stunning post.............am I reading too much nostalgia into it?

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...my goodness I want to know when your vacation is next year ...I might need a guide...only in my dreams lol...well maybe if I won the lottery hahaha!!
Thanks again for sharing some of your childhood as you revisit...it is beautiful there!!
Lovely photo's especially the first one so inviting!!

Grace

Bob Bushell said...

The views of the lake is superb, and the birds, they seem to be having a nice time.

TexWisGirl said...

the greenery view of the dam is my favorite. really beautiful.

Gary said...

Another interesting post Andrew. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

holdingmoments said...

Great post Andrew, and interesting for me.

Hoping to get up to Wales again, sometime next week, if all goes to plan :-)

Hilke Breder said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, Andrew - a little bitter-sweet knowing that the clock won't turn back. Your jackdaw is of course my favorite.

mick said...

The birds are beautiful but the scenery is extra special.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A trip down memory lane for you with lots of satisfying photos alone the way.

joo said...

Lovely lake and beautiful birds!The photo of Mallard is awsome!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Awesome photos my friend.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely scenery and I enjoyed all the birds. Your photos and post are beautiful.

Barb said...

What beautiful countryside you have there. Love your bird shots too - especially the mallard coming in for a landing!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the mallards -- we have a 13 year-old mallard drake on the farm named Freddie. :) Great shots, Andrew.

Marias Teater said...

Ariving malard is my favorite!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

PS - I tagged you for The Versatile Blogger Award on my blog today. If you don't participate in awards or memes, that's perfectly fine. Just wanted to let you know. :)

NatureFootstep said...

seems like a very enjoyable trip. :)

bailey-road.com said...

Your posts always include such beautiful scenery, Andrew! Your bird shots are great - I love the Jackdaw in the tree!

missing moments said...

Beautiful area Andrew ... love how the light catches that flying mallards feet.

Jean said...

I love Mallards. Neat post, Andrew.

Springman said...

Liverpool...1965...just about the center of the universe as far as I was concerned in those days.
It's a beautiful country side you've treated us to Andrew. Cheers!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful shots, the lake is beautiful, great!

Leena said...

Thank you Andrew for your comments on my sites!
It is always nice to see posts from UK, we lived in Scotland almost a year a long time ago but we traveled even in Cornwall and Wales. We lived some time during that year in Hereford, from there it was easy to drive and see many places and it was a spring then, sunny beautiful days after windy, humid Aberdeenshire :)
I will come and visit Uk now by your posts, thank you.

Debbie said...

gorgeous countryside and bird photos!! the lake and view are breathtaking!!

Maelgi said...

Andres

que bellos paisajes y fotos, tu realto de la niñez. hermoso post.saludos

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Arija said...

Loved your little nostalgia trip and the jackdaw checking you out.

Jeff said...

Beautiful images.

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