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Spring 2005 Day 3
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Today members chose from several options, including a 14 mile walk and a 10 mile walk, both of these to include walking across Barmouth Bridge to explore the interesting countryside on the other side of the estuary. Were there any pictures taken on the 14 mile walk via the Mawddach Trail and Llynnau Cregennen? Please let us know. Two cameras were being used on the 10 mile walk, and a selection of their photos are shown here.
The half mile long bridge is shared by the railway and pedestrians, cycles and motor cycles!.
The countryside we are about to explore.
Just as we reach terra firma, a train thunders by. Barmouth is in the background.
The rising tide breaches this embankment, but Michael is planning to return along here at low tide later today.
Off we go uphill.
Our maximum height attained today is about 1,100 feet but our total ascent is over 2,000 feet.
A water spout, shower anyone?
No one falls in.
A breather to look back on our progress so far. It's a cool, misty day, but we keep quite warm climbing. Fairbourne is on the left and Barmouth in the middle distance.
It looks very threatening.
Barmouth Bridge comes into view.
We discover a newly erected plaque...
...in memory of 20 US airman killed in the crash of a B17 Flying Fortress on 8 June 1945.
More Cambrian mountains.
We are planning to visit the Arthog Falls on our return to the estuary.
A posing opportunity.
We follow the Arthog Falls down for about half a mile.
You'll have to imagine ...
... the crashing sounds of the water ...
... as we take one last look (Well worth a visit)
.Nearly down now and we can spot our return route across the marshes and the bridge.
Arthog chapel.
.Amazing gorse everywhere ...
... and it hasn't really rained again - just a few spits in the wind - what luck in Wales!
Not far now back to Barmouth.
A short rest by the Mawddach is interrupted by some very friendly visitors!
Off we go across the previously flooded embankment ...
... which is still drying out.
Most of the bridge is out of the water now ...
... leaving beautiful patterns in the sand.
In Barmouth we pass a marble carving called The Last Haul. In 1719 a ship sank off the coast with 43 marble blocks on board. Recently the wreck was raised, and the divers presented one of the blocks to Barmouth Town Council, who commissioned a local sculptor to produce this extraordinary work of art in honour of the new millennium, sited near the harbour.
Day 4