Posts Tagged moving

On holiday…again? Pffft!

I wish!

Greetings my followers and apologies again for the pause in posts from myself. Unfortunately, I have not even any decent images to show you nor trips to talk of from the recent past. Was I knocked off my bike by a marauding car? No, although that probably never crossed your minds…I haven’t by the way. Mind you, the way some drivers are around here, this surprises me.

No. Even more surprising is that I am moving house! Well, technically I have moved and my things are slowly moving into the house as from a few days back. I have purchased a small house (know as a bungalow in the UK) not a million miles away from where I was living with my family up until this point, just on the edge of the Preseli Hills in Wales.

Now, anyone who has done this house buying horror themselves will know that my preference was to indeed have been knocked flying from my Boardman racer and to be in traction in hospital, as it would have been less painful and more relaxing. However, here we are. No invites to any housewarming as yet, seeing there is much fettling to be done yet and my DIY skills extend to painting and….painting. Well, pretty much just painting.

So, should I get the opportunity to fiddle on my PC and pop the odd post out, I will but this is on a list with mowing lawns and attempting to erect flat pack furniture. Actually, I’m quite good at that as well as tea is provided regularly, with occasional sustenance.

Anyway, those who are interested, remember that I am still on Instagram and you are welcome to follow me…my handle is @lukegeoffreyjohnson as per this site, so you don’t get confused and I can be slightly embarrassed by my middle name. I post loads more on there as my phone is with me much more than the PC is one, so get an account, it’s free and there’s some gorgeous stuff on there to follow for a good photo fix on a daily basis, don’t forget to follow me too though!

So, thanks for following still. Here’s hoping that picture filled service will resume shortly!

See you soon!

 

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Llys-Y Fran, Pembrokeshire

Hello everyone! Bit of a wet day today so I thought I’d catch up on this blog stuff as it’s been a couple of weeks.

So, to Llys-y-Fran, or to give it the full name, Llys-y-Fran Country Park, this is a big old reservoir that serves a fair proportion of the county I’d imagine. It has circular walks and boat hire and you can even go fishing on it. Whilst this would be interesting, I’m not entirely convinced that I want to eat this fish…if you even can. The agreement may be a “catch and release” scheme, if not I’d imagine you eat at your own risk!

Anyway, none of that fishy fish wander about and knacker yourself out stuff interests me, I’m more interested in the visual impact of the dam at the end and the moving water you often see in the vent (at least I think it’s a vent) to the side of the dam. I sure it’s more complicated than I describe, but here it is….

The main dam drain and vent (I'm sure I have just made those terms up) at Llys-y-Fran

The main dam drain and vent (I’m sure I have just made those terms up) at Llys-y-Fran

Just up the way from the little bridge that crosses the water-course draining out, there’s the ruin of an old building. I have googled etc but do you think I can find anything out about it? All I can imagine is that it was a storage shed or something which just fell into disrepair and was never replaced. I think it looks quite nice now covered with ivy and such.

A strange ruined building just on the way past the dam; you might have to squint to see it to be honest as it's been "reclaimed"

A strange ruined building just on the way past the dam; you might have to squint to see it to be honest as it’s been “reclaimed”

When I’d been looking at the ruin, the sun had come out a little more so the colour in the vent water was in turn a little more vivid so I decided to go back for one more snap.

Brighter sun, brighter rainbow :)

Brighter sun, brighter rainbow 🙂

Couple of disadvantages to the Llys-y-Fran; if you are walking there are hundreds of steps but if you are driving, it has the most fun road in the county for zipping up and down, as it has cool rising hairpins in like in a range of mountains. However, there are always silly people walking down them with unruly children or MPVs stopping to get a view. Blast them all!

Some of you may be thinking that this is irresponsible of me to want to go nipping up and down the hill? Well, you’d be wrong, as there is actually a Council sponsored Hill Climb event here every year, so there. I have 180hp so I may very well try it one day…

Anyway, back to a couple of Spring sunsets; as I said before, the weather started picking up on this download so a good sunset was more prevalent. In fact, during this recent dry spell there have been may things I haven’t seen for some time; vivid red and pink sunsets, crepuscular and anti-crepuscular rays, asperatus (very impressive), towering cumulus, even some obvious convection on very humid nights…and think I spotted arcus cloud one evening.

All this to come my friends! However, I’m afraid the Spring sunsets are a little more watered down…

From left to right, light to dark. Very nice...and a contrail to boot

From left to right, light to dark. Very nice…and a contrail to boot

This is not to say that I don’t enjoy them or that they are any less welcome, I love all sunsets and I enjoy fiddling with the camera to get the best out of them for others to see.

I reduced the shutter speed to make this image a little darker than in real life, but only to exaggerate the rays which were just visible

I reduced the shutter speed to make this image a little darker than in real life, but only to exaggerate the rays which were just visible

The rain is really beating down here. I think this may very well mean that the hot days we have had of late could well be on the way out. If it reaches 20C during the day now, I’d be quite surprised, but I am no weather forecaster, I just like looking at it.

Until next time, best wishes to all who take the time to read this. Ta-ta!

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