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20th January 2020

Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales

These are the last photos that I took in 2019, on New Year's Eve at the wonderful Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast.

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19th January 2020

Panoramic view over Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast Waves and beach at Colwyn Bay, North Wales coast Red concrete Colwyn sign at Colwyn Bay, North Wales coast Porth Eirias at Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Vertical wind turbine at Colwyn Bay, North Wales Vertical wind turbine at Colwyn Bay, North Wales

The recently reurbished promenade and seafront at Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast is a visual treat, especially on a crisp, clear winter's day.

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18th January 2020

Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia, North Wales Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia, North Wales Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia, North Wales

The beautiful Nant Ffrancon valley in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, photographed on a rare day of good winter weather.

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17th January 2020

Fallen leaves in front of an old drystone wall, Snowdonia, North Wales Fallen leaves in front of an old drystone wall, Snowdonia, North Wales Old drystone wall, moss and trees, Snowdonia, North Wales Drystone wall at Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia, North Wales Drystone wall at Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia, North Wales

In many ways, the Snowdonia National Park is a man-made landscape, and the hundreds of miles of drystone walls, old and new, criss-crossing the mountains and valleys are evidence of that influence over the centuries.

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16th January 2020

Moss covered slate rock, Snowdonia, North Wales Old slate spoil with lichen, Snowdonia, North Wales Old slate spoil with lichen, Snowdonia, North Wales Old slate spoil with lichen, Snowdonia, North Wales Old slate spoil with lichen, Snowdonia, North Wales Slate quarry spoil heap, Snowdonia, North Wales

If there's one thing that defines the area around the lower half of the Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia, North Wales, it's slate.

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15th January 2020

Bent old tree and slate in winter, Snowdonia, North Wales Bent old tree and slate in winter, Snowdonia, North Wales

Tree in winter in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

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14th January 2020

The Duke of Lancaster shipwreck at Mostyn on the North Wales coast Time lapse Duke of Lancaster shipwreck near Mostyn on the North Wales coast Duke of Lancaster shipwreck near Mostyn on the North Wales coast

I don't know how many times I've driven past the 'Mostyn funship' on my way along the North Wales coast, but on this occasion in early January 2020 I stopped for a closer look.

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13th January 2020

Time lapse of a full moon rising behind offshore wind turbines Full moon rising at dusk over offshore wind turbines Time lapse of full moon moving across the night sky Full moon in the black night sky

The first full moon of 2020 provided me with a couple of opportunites to capture dramatic time lapse sequences, although one of the opportunities didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped!

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12th January 2020

Colourful building at Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Kitty O'Se's traditional Irish Pub, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Daltons Bar traditional Irish Pub, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Stone Mad Gallery shop, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland

The final (for this time) images from a lovely winter's afternoon spent in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, featuring some of the eye catching shops, pubs and buildings in the town.

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11th January 2020

Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland with reflections Anchor at Kinsale harbour, County Cork, Ireland Lobster pots at Kinsale harbour, County Cork, Ireland Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's evening

Some stunning views around the lovely harbour at Kinsale on the coast of County Cork, Ireland, on a beautiful December afternoon and evening.

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10th January 2020

Summer Cove, Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland on a sunny winter's afternoon Charles Fort by the sea at Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Charles Fort by the sea at Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Charles Fort by the sea at Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland

The quiet bay of Summercove, just outside Kinsale on the coast of County Cork, Ireland, home of the very impressive Charles Fort.

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9th January 2020

Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's evening Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's evening

Late afternoon and evening on a winter's day overlooking the beautiful harbour at Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland.

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8th January 2020

Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon

Towards the end of 2019 my wife Liz and I had an early Christmas with part of our family over in Ireland, which gave us the opportunity to revisit the seaside town of Kinsale on the south coast on our way back to Cork airport.

What a gorgeous afternoon that turned out to be!

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7th January 2020

Airbus Beluga freighter aircraft flying at dusk

And now for something completely different!.

This is the aerodynamically improbable Airbus Beluga transport aircraft, flying overhead at dusk.

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6th January 2020

Stormy weather at Porth Dafarch, Anglesey on the North Wales coast Stormy weather at Porth Dafarch, Anglesey on the North Wales coast Storm clouds over the sea at South Stack, Anglesey, North Wales

A stormy winter's afternoon on the coast of Anglesey, North Wales.

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5th January 2020

Time lapse of sunset over the North Wales coast from Llandudno

Sunset over the Irish Sea on a cold, clear winter's eve spent on the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

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4th January 2020

Rainstorm at dusk over the Vale of Clywd, North Wales

Living in North Wales, I'm never wanting for interesting weather to photograph, such as this rainstorm over the Vale of Clwyd as seen from the slopes of Moel Famau.

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3rd January 2020

Valley of the Rocks at Lynton on the North Devon coast Valley of the Rocks at Lynton on the North Devon coast Sunset over the Atlantic ocean from Crackington Haven on the north Cornwall coast Sunset over the Atlantic ocean from Crackington Haven on the north Cornwall coast Sunset over the Atlantic ocean from Widemouth Bay on the north Cornwall coast

A look back to the halcyon days of summer holidays spent exploring the beautiful coastlines of Devon and Cornwall.

A warming thought on a cold, grey January morning!

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2nd January 2020

Llyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, North Wales Cumulus clouds over Moel Siabod and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales Lone tree at Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales

Three lakes, Llyn Gwynant, Llyn Mymbyr and Llyn Padarn, photographed on three lovely days in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

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1st January 2020

Time lapse of dawn over Penmon Point lighthouse, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse of rising tide at Penmon lighthouse, Anglesey, North Wales

Happy New Year!

I saw out 2019 in great style, spending three hours in the freezing cold wind perched on a slippery rock at Penmon Point on Anglesey, North Wales.

And I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else!

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31st December 2019

Vivid double rainbow over the beach at Prestatyn on the North Wales coast Sunset over the North Wales coast at Deganwy Sunset over the North Wales coast at Deganwy Boats moored in the Conwy estuary on the North Wales coast at sunset

A few more views from the wonderful North Wales coast, captured earlier this year during time lapse shoots.

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30th December 2019

Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales

One of the most photographed landmarks in North Wales, and understandably so.

This is the watchtower on the tip of Llanddwyn Island on the southwest of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast, photographed here through three various stages of sunset and dusk.

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29th December 2019

Sunset over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Dusk and moonset over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

The Menai Straits seperating the Isle of Anglesey from the North Wales coast is a place of wonder, especially in the light of a beautiful sunset or dusk.

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28th December 2019

Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at dusk, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at dusk, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at dusk, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at sunrise, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at sunrise, North Wales coast

The Point of Ayr lighthouse on the beach at Talacre, North Wales.

A stunning location at either end of the day.

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27th December 2019

Sunset over the Gwynt y Mor windfarm from Rhyl on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Gwynt y Mor windfarm from Rhyl on the North Wales coast

A beautiful sunset and twilight over the Gwynt y Mor offshore windfarm is shown here, as photographed from Rhyl on the North Wales coast.

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26th December 2019

Storm clouds over Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland Storm clouds over Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland Storm clouds over Clogher Strand, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland Storm clouds over Stradbally Strand, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland

The Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland, is a wonderland of dramatic scenery and even more dramatic weather which my wife Liz and I love to explore when visiting family over on the Emerald Isle.

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25th December 2019

Sprague Lake at dawn, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA

A very Happy and Blessed Christmas to all who take the time to visit my website here at goHOWiE.com. Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement this past year.

And here's an image that slipped through the net a few years ago now - Dawn over Sprague Lake in the stunning Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA.

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24th December 2019

Dusk over the beach at Porth Dafarch on the Anglesey coast, North Wales Dusk over the beach at Porth Dafarch on the Anglesey coast, North Wales Video showing sunset over Porth Dafarch beach, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse showing sunset over Porth Dafarch beach, Anglesey, North Wales

A late December trip to Porth Dafarch on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales was a chilly but very enjoyable affair.

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23rd December 2019

Sunbeams and storm clouds over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales Sunbeams and storm clouds over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

The Snowdonia National Park in North Wales attracts some pretty dramatic weather systems, and with scenery to match it's no wonder my wife Liz and I spend so much of our free time here.

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22nd December 2019

Suspension bridge over the river Dee at Queensferry, Deeside, North Wales Connah's Quay power station and suspension bridge at sunset, Deeside, North Wales Connah's Quay power station and suspension bridge at night, Deeside, North Wales

The Flintshire suspension bridge over the river Dee estuary at Connah's Quay on Deeside, North Wales makes for a dramatic and very photogenic subject.

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21st December 2019

Stratocumulus clouds forming a wave like pattern in the sky Stratocumulus clouds forming a wave like pattern in the sky

These beautiful stratocumulus clouds formed right over my head while standing in my drive, so of course I grabbed my camera!

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20th December 2019

Moon over Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Moon over Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Milky way over Snowdon mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Milky way over Snowdon mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Stars and satellites reflecting in a lake, Buckley, North Wales Llyn Padarn at night, Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Padarn and moon at night, Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales Milky way over Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, North Wales Moon at half phase at night with craters Stars of the Plough constellation in the night sky

The night skies over North Wales offer some wonderful and enigmatic views, especially during the long winter darkness.

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19th December 2019

Vale of Clwyd and Snowdonia mountains at dusk, North Wales Vale of Clwyd and Snowdonia mountains at dusk, North Wales Clocaenog wind farm at dusk, North Wales

A beautiful autumnal dusk over the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales.

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18th December 2019

Panoramic view over Criccieth beach on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Hotels on the seafront at Criccieth on the North Wales coast

The North Wales coast is home to some pretty quaint seaside resorts, a prime example of which is Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula.

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17th December 2019

Rolling farmland near Llanwrst in North Wales Waterlogged field near Llanwrst, North Wales

The lovely rolling countryside of North Wales near Llanwrst is featured in these two images, captured in the light of a lowering October sun.

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16th December 2019

Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales

The last gasp of autumn colours along the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

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15th December 2019

Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales

Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, is one of the wettest places in the UK, and all that water has to go somewhere!

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14th December 2019

Panoramic view over Denbigh Moors, North Wales Farmland with sheep on the Denbigh Moors, North Wales Derelict building on Denbigh Moors in North Wales

The Denbigh Moors in North Wales - bleak, windswept and wonderful.

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13th December 2019

Conway castle and railway bridge from the Conwy estuary, North Wales Conway castle and railway bridge from the Conwy estuary, North Wales Flint castle and rainbow at high tide on the North Wales coast Flint castle at high tide on the North Wales coast Rhuddlan castle on the banks of the river Clwyd, North Wales

One of the many things that North Wales is reknowned for is its castles, and here are just three of them, at Conway, Flint and Rhuddlan.

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12th December 2019

Colourful clouds at sunrise over the Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales Clwydian range hills at night with stars and Moel-y-Parc transmitter mast Clwydian range hills at night with stars and Moel-y-Parc transmitter mast Sunrise through fog over the Clwydian Range, North Wales Full moon shining through clouds over the Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales Stars and clouds over the Clwydian Range at night, North Wales Sunset over the Clwydian Range in North Wales The constellation Orion over the Clywdian Range AONB in North Wales

The Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales is a beautiful place, and even more so outside of 'normal' daylight visiting hours!

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11th December 2019

Jubilee tower on the summit of Moel Famau at night, North Wales Milky way over the Clwydian Range AONB in North Wales at night Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales

Although the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) near my home in North Wales isn't officially a Dark Skies reserve you can still get far enough away from civilisation to get a good view of the Milky Way on a clear night.

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10th December 2019

Panoramic view of Rhyl harbour at low tide under stormy skies Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Irish Sea from Rhyl, North Wales Sunset over the beach at Rhyl on the North Wales coast

Beautiful light around sunset on the North Wales coast at Rhyl.

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9th December 2019

Trees in dappled sunlight at Llyn Mymbry, Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in autumn colours at Llyn Mymbyr in Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in autumn colours at Llyn Mymbyr in Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in autumn colours at Llyn Mymbyr in Snowdonia, North Wales Old twisted tree by Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

Although the scenery around Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, is usually photographed on a large scale (understandably so), there are plenty of lovely smaller views to delight the senses.

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8th December 2019

Stormy weather over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales Sunset over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Stars and clouds over Llyn Mymbyr at night, Snowdonia, North Wales Milky way over Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

Day or night, Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales provides some stunning views when the light is right!

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7th December 2019

Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales

An unusual exhibition filled Palace Street in Caernarfon last August, and Liz and I were on hand to enjoy the spectacle.

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6th December 2019

Seagull on a post at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales coast Seagull on a post at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales coast Seagull on a post at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales coast Caernarfon Castle with reflections at dusk on the North Wales coast

Twilight on the North Wales coast, with some beautiful sights to enjoy and photograph in and around Caernarfon.

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5th December 2019

Boats moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales at sunset Boats in Victoria Dock at sunset at Caernarfon, North Wales Boats in Victoria Dock at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales Boats in Victoria Dock at twilight at Caernarfon, North Wales Yachts moored in the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon at sunset on the North Wales coast Yachts moored in the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon at dusk on the North Wales coast Yachts moored in the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon at dusk on the North Wales coast Boats moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales at dusk

The half hour or so either side of sunset is a magical time for photography, as the cool tones of twilight slowly replace the warmth of direct sunlight.

And it helps if you're in a beautiful location when capturing the light changing, sush as overlooking the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon on the North Wales coast.

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4th December 2019

Panoramic view of Victoria Dock, Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Red footbridge at Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales Yachts moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Crane at Victoria Dock, Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Caernarfon town walls, North Wales

The culturally significant town of Caernarfon on the North Wales coast is somewhere that my wife Liz and I often end up at following a day spent exploring the Snowdonia National Park.

A great way to round off a day out, with plenty of photo opportunities on hand around the castle and harbour.

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3rd December 2019

Time lapse of stars and satellites reflecting in a lake, Buckley, North Wales Time lapse of night clouds over Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales Time lapse of sunset over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse of dusk over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse of the Milky Way over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon, Wales

A brief window in the awful late November weather gave me an opportunity to get out and about around North Wales to capture these dramaitc time lapse video sequences.

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2nd December 2019

Groynes at Llanfairfechan beach on the North Wales coast Groynes at Llanfairfechan beach on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast

Yesterday I presented some images of Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast, taken during the summer months.

Today, there are more images of Llanfairfechen, but this time taken in crisp winter sunlight.

Compare the two and see if you can spot the difference in the quality of the light.

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1st December 2019

Old building with turret tower at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Old building with turret tower at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Cow in a field at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales

These are some views from the sleepy seaside resort of Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast, a favourite haunt of my wife Liz and mine when we want a stroll in the peace and quiet.

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30th November 2019

Panoramic view over Barmouth and Cardigan Bay on the welsh coast

On a good weather day the views out over Cardigan Bay on the Mid-Wales coast are absolutely stunning, and you can see lovely scenery like this view over Barmouth from the road.

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29th November 2019

Cregennan Lakes on a sunny summer's day, Snowdonia, Wales Cregennan Lakes on a sunny summer's day, Snowdonia, Wales Cregennan Lakes on a sunny summer's day, Snowdonia, Wales Cregennan Lakes on a sunny summer's day, Snowdonia, Wales Cregennan Lakes on a sunny summer's day, Snowdonia, Wales

A sunny summer's afternoon, and where else would you want to be rather than high up in the mountains of southern Snowdonia enjoying a hike around the beautiful Cregennan Lakes.

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28th November 2019

Boat moored in the Mawddach estuary at low tide on the welsh coast View over Mawddach estuary and Barmouth on the welsh coast Dinghy moored in the Mawddach estuary at low tide on the welsh coast Dinghy moored in the Mawddach estuary at low tide on the welsh coast Cumulus clouds over the Mawddach Estuary, Snowdonia, Wales

Sitting looking out of my window at the grey skies and cold November rain I'm briefly transported to a better place as I review these images of the Mawddach estuary on the Mid-Wales coast on a sunny summer's afternoon.

Hopefully there'll be a break in this dismal weather soon!

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27th November 2019

Llandudno North Shore promenade at night on the North Wales coast Dawn over the Victorian pier at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Sunrise over the Victorian pier at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Sunbeams at sunset over the sea at Llandudno, North Wales Llandudno West Shore beach and Great Orme, North Wales Llandudno West Shore steps and Great Orme, North Wales Llandudno West Shore dunes and Great Orme, North Wales

Some more images from Llandudno on the North Wales coast, one of my wife Liz's and my 'go to' locations for a stroll by the seaside. And some photography of course!

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26th November 2019

Panoramic view of Llandudno and pier on the North Wales coast Panoramic view over Llandudno on the North Wales coast Panoramic view of the North Shore promenade at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Panoramic view of the North Shore promenade at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Panoramic view of the North Shore promenade at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Panoramic view of the North Shore promenade at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Panoramic view of the North Shore promenade at Llandudno on the North Wales coast

Llandudno on the North Wales coast is one of the UK's most popular seaside resorts, and rightly so!

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25th November 2019

Water overflowing the dam at Alwen reservoir in North Wales Alwen reservoir dam with reflection, North Wales on a sunny afternoon Alwen reservoir dam with reflection, North Wales on a sunny afternoon Trees, fence and undergrowth at Alwen Reservoir, North Wales Alwen reservoir with reflections at sunset, North Wales

Right next to Llyn Brenig, featured yesterday, is the even more lovely Alwen Reservoir, high up on the Denbigh Moors in North Wales.

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24th November 2019

Panoramic view of Llyn Brenig, North Wales, from the dam end Panoramic view of Llyn Brenig, North Wales, including the drawdown crane Boats moored on Llyn Brenig reservoir, North Wales Trees around Llyn Brenig reservoir in North Wales Dead tree branch on the shore of Llyn Brenig reservoir in a drought, North Wales Crane operated drawdown at Llyn Brenig reservoir, North Wales Crane operated drawdown at Llyn Brenig reservoir, North Wales Llyn Brenig and the Clocaenog windfarm, North Wales

A fascinating and beautiful combination of the natural and man-made, this is Llyn Brenig reservoir, high on the Denbigh Moors in North Wales.

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23rd November 2019

Rocky coastline and island at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Rocky coastline and island at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Rocky coastline and island at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Rocky coastline and island at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Seagulls flying with sunburst at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales Rocky coastline and island at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Rocky coastline and island at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Rocky coastline and island at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day

Some more images showcasing the stunning coastline at Rhoscolyn on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.

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22nd November 2019

Pink flowers on the cliffs at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Pink flowers on the cliffs at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Pink flowers on the cliffs at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Pink flowers on the cliffs at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Pink flowers on the cliffs at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day

For just a few weeks each year in late spring the cliffs around the beautiful Isle of Anglesey on the North Wales coast come alive in a riot of colour as dormant wild flowers spring to life.

These images of Sea Pink Thrift, taken around Rhoscolyn, illustrate what I'm talking about!

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21st November 2019

Panoramic view of Rhoscolyn beach, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day at low tide Panoramic view of Rhoscolyn beach, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day at low tide Rhoscolyn beach at low tide, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Rhoscolyn beach at low tide, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day Rhoscolyn beach at low tide, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day

The wild, unspoilt beauty of the coast around Rhoscolyn on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, is hard to beat, and a favourite spot for my wife Liz and I to explore when it's not raining!

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20th November 2019

Panoramic view of the Menai Straits between Anglesey and North Wales, including Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge Menai Straits and Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge between Anglesey and the North Wales coast Menai Straits and suspension bridge between Anglesey and North Wales Menai Straits and Britannia bridge between Anglesey and North Wales

The beautiful but deadly Menai Straits between the Isle of Anglesey and mainland Wales, now easy to cross thanks to the efforts of Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson.

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19th November 2019

Pontcysyllte aqueduct near Wrexham, Wales, at night with illuminations Chirk aqueduct and viaduct, Wales, at night with illuminations Chirk aqueduct and viaduct, Wales, at night with illuminations Night time illuminations of trees and river at Horseshoe Falls, River Dee, Llangollen, North Wales Night time illuminations of trees and river at Horseshoe Falls, River Dee, Llangollen, North Wales Night time illuminations of trees and river at Horseshoe Falls, River Dee, Llangollen, North Wales Night time illuminations of trees and river at Horseshoe Falls, River Dee, Llangollen, North Wales Night time illuminations of trees and river at Horseshoe Falls, River Dee, Llangollen, North Wales Night time illuminations of trees and river at Horseshoe Falls, River Dee, Llangollen, North Wales Night time illuminations of trees and river at Horseshoe Falls, River Dee, Llangollen, North Wales Night time illuminations of trees and river at Horseshoe Falls, River Dee, Llangollen, North Wales Night time illuminations of trees and river at Horseshoe Falls, River Dee, Llangollen, North Wales

A few weeks ago, in late October, the Pontcysyllte aqueduct near Wrexham, Wales celebrated its ten year anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

To mark the event there was a spectacular three week long light show at strategic points along the eleven mile length of the Llangollen Canal.

Of course, my wife Liz and I were on hand to record the events.

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18th November 2019

Gwynt y Mor windfarm off the North Wales coast at Colwyn Bay Gwynt y Mor windfarm off the North Wales coast at Colwyn Bay Gwynt y Mor windfarm off the North Wales coast at Colwyn Bay

Love 'em or hate 'em, the offshore turbines of the Gwynt y Môr wind farm are now a permanent feature of the North Wales coast.

Pesonally I love 'em, and will go out of my way to include them in my coastal photographs.

Such as these three examples, shot from the North Shore at Llandudno on a lovely calm evening in May.

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17th November 2019

Parys Mountain opencast copper mine on Anglesey, North Wales

No, we're not on Mars!

This panoramic collage features the other-worldly open cast copper mine at Parys Mountain near the town of Amlwch on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.

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16th November 2019

Lobster pots at Moelfre, Anglesey, North Wales Old boat on the shore at Moelfre, Anglesey, North Wales Old boat on the shore at Moelfre, Anglesey, North Wales New lifeboat station at Moelfre, Anglesey, North Wales Yacht under sail at Moelfre, Anglesey, North Wales Old lifeboat station at Moelfre, Anglesey, North Wales

The coastal path around the Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast, has many beautiful and dramatic views of offer, and one of my wife Liz's and my favourite stretches is at Moelfre on the eastern side of the island.

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15th November 2019

Wild pony foal and Tryfan mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan mountain in the Glyderau range, Snowdonia, North Wales Couple hiking towards Tryfan mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan mountain in the Glyderau range, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan mountain in the Glyderau range, Snowdonia, North Wales

Voted the UK's favourite mountain, this is Tryfan in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, photographed under a variety of weather conditions.

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14th November 2019

Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Carneddau range, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Carneddau range, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Carneddau range, Snowdonia, North Wales

There are many shapely mountains in the Snowdonia National Park, but the conical Pen Yr Ole Wen in the Carneddau range is one of the prettiest, especially when there's some dramatic cloud cover over its summit.

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13th November 2019

Llyn Idwal lake and mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Idwal lake and mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Idwal lake and mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Idwal lake and mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Family hiking in the Glyderau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen yr Ole Wen and Tryfan mountains from Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen yr Ole Wen and Tryfan mountains from Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales

A day spent hiking around LLyn Idwal in the Snowdonia National Park with my extended family yielded some great images of the dramatic scenery and weather on display.

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12th November 2019

The Afon Lledr river near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Lledr river near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Lledr river near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales

In the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, with so much epic scenery on offer, it's easy to overlook the hidden gems such as the Afon Lledr river near Betws-y-Coed.

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11th November 2019

Lichen covered schist rock formation at Porth Dafarch, Anglesey, North Wales Shredded plastic bags caught on a barbed wire fence Lifebelt on the foreshore at Llanddona beach, Anglesey, North Wales Couple paddleboarding off Llanddona beach, Anglesey, North Wales

Just a few of the numberous delights from along the beautiful Anglesey Coastal Path on the North Wales coast, including something not quite so delightful in the form of plastic waste.

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10th November 2019

Llyn Peris and the Dinorwig slate quarry, Snowdonia, North Wales Dolbadarn castle at Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales Dolbadarn castle at Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Padarn, Snowdonia, in winter with snow covered mountains Lone tree in the waters of Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales Panoramic view over Llyn Padarn, Snowdonia, North Wales on a sunny day

Images fron around Llanberis today here at goHOWiE.com, surely one of the most picturesque areas in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

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9th November 2019

Time lapse of sunset over the North Wales coast from Llandudno

A brief window in the awful early November weather found my wife Liz and I escaping to the North Wales coast at Llandudno for a breath of sea air and a spot of time lapse filming.

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8th November 2019

Llyn Geirionydd in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Llyn Geirionydd in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Llyn Geirionydd in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

A little hard to get to, but well worth the effort, is the beautiful Llyn Geirionydd in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, especially when the sun shines!

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7th November 2019

The Ugly House at Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales

My wife Liz and I had driven past the 'Ugly House' in Snowdonia for years before finally stopping to pay a visit last spring, and I'm so glad we did.

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6th November 2019

Dusk over Church Bay on the coast of Anglesey, North Wales Dusk over Church Bay on the coast of Anglesey, North Wales Church Bay at dusk on a high tide, Anglesey, North Wales The beach at Church Bay on the coast of Anglesey, North Wales

I'm sitting looking out of my window at the cold rain while writing this, imagining I'm strolling along the beach at Church Bay on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey.

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5th November 2019

Old drystone wall at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Fallen tree and stream at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Old drystone wall at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Small waterfall at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales

The ancient woodlands around Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park are a wonderful, if somewhat damp, place to lose yourself in for a while.

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4th November 2019

Tree in sunshine by Llyn Gwynant in Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Gwynant in Snowdonia, North Wales on a sunny summer's day

Same lake, same tree, different seasons.

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3rd November 2019

Shelter on the promenade at Deganwy on the North Wales coast Shelter on the promenade at Deganwy on the North Wales coast Red lifebelt at Deganwy on the North Wales coast Yacht sailing on the Conwy estuary at Deganwy on the North Wales coast

A selection of seaside images taken at Deganwy on the North Wales coast on sunny late afternoons at different times of the year.

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2nd November 2019

Time lapse of incoming tide at Talacre at night on the North Wales coast

A chilly couple of hours in the sand dunes on Talacre Beach, North Wales, yielded this time lapse video of one of the highest tides of the year sweeping in around the Point of Ayr lighthouse while stars wheeled by in the night sky overhead.

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1st November 2019

Panoramic view of Lynmouth harbour on the north Devon Coast Panoramic view of Lynmouth harbour on the north Devon Coast Cliff railway at Lynton on the North Devon coast Cliff railway at Lynton on the North Devon coast Lynmouth on the Atlantic coast of North Devon Lynmouth on the Atlantic coast of North Devon Lynmouth on the Atlantic coast of North Devon Harbour wall at Lynmouth on the North Devon coast Putting green at Lynmouth on the North Devon coast Harbour at Lynmouth on the North Devon coast Harbour at Lynmouth on the North Devon coast Harbour at Lynmouth on the North Devon coast

The final selection of images from the two week holiday that my wife Liz and I enjoyed touring around Devon and Cornwall, featuring the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth on the north Devon coast.

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