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Postby Ian » Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:13 am

Wow! There are some great photo's here.

Here are a couple of my photo's taken at one of my favourite places, Cadair Idris, in the Cambrian mountains of Mid Wales.

Whilst Cadair is only the 18th highest mountain in Wales, it always seems so imposing because it stands alone near to the coast and to walk it takes you from near sea level to it's summit of 897m

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Postby RedEarth » Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:48 am

Wow Ian. What time of year was it?
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Postby Ian » Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:23 pm

Those were taken in early March.

This is what it looks like in the warmer weather of June

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Postby Rob » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:43 pm

Wow. Great photos, Ian.

I've always wanted to hit the Scottish Highlands and now I'll have to add this spot in Wales to the list. That lake looks almost volcanic. Is it? It very much reminds me of a volcanic lake I saw in New Zealand.

Hah! Google Images rules.. here's a pic of that NZ lake...

http://www.digithink.co.nz/skotelimages ... 0lakes.jpg

That is in Tongariro National Park on the North Island. There is a ski area on one of the volcanos there and they have warning signs as to what to do if it erupts while you're skiing. I think the signs boiled down to something like "ski faster." :lol: The Kiwis have a warped sense of humor. And it did erupt (minorly) about three months after we were there.

People have told me that the highlands in Scotland are very much like some of the mountains in NZ. Those pictures from Wales remind me of them, too. Have you hiked the Highlands, Ian?
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Postby Ian » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:09 pm

Hi Rob...

No, I've never hiked the Highlands of Scotland, although I'd like to.
Let me know when you're going and I'll tag along :wink:

You are most probably correct though. Wales, from Snowdonia down to the Cambrians, has always been described as a pocket version of the Scottish Highlands.


Another place I frequent quite a lot when walking is the Peak district. It's a lot less spectacular and challenging but has a quaint charm of it's own.
It's also only 20 miles from my doorstep :D

I may have posted these pictures before on another site I used to use, so apologies if I'm repeating myself.



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Postby RedEarth » Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:02 pm

I wanted to post a few photos from my last short trip to the big island of Hawaii. Image
This first one was taken along the crazy steep road that leads down into the Waipio Valley. This road has grades between 25 and 45 %. It's cut across really roughly, to help keep cars from slipping. It is a gorgeous area, and I'll never forget the guy driving up it, drunk out of his skull, and singing with pure joy. I just hope he made it back down ok.
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This is Akaka Falls. I like the falls and jungles of Hawaii even more than the beaches. The smell! It's so alive in the jungle. And this time I finally found wild bananas that were ripe, and I figured out how to get some down. Next fruit to find...passion fruit.
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Postby Ian » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:54 am

Great photo's Jess, thanks for sharing. :)

I love this thread... keep the pic's coming folks.
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Postby girlgoddess » Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:01 pm

sitting in the miami airport right now, spent last night exploring south beach... nice pad, versace.

in a few will fly to san pedro sula on the mainland of honduras, then take a 3 hour cab ride to la ceiba, the port town. we'll spend the night there then take the ferry to utila in the morning!

hope to post some pics while i'm there but if not, for sure when i get back! full moon + the beach + $1 beers = :) :) :)

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Postby Elizabeth » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:55 pm

I'm not some great photographer but I wanted to add Mt. Rainier to this thread.

I took this two weeks ago...

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Postby RedEarth » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:34 am

Nice. That's still a lot of snow.

Rachel...you lucky girl! Want to hear about it later.
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Postby Ian » Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:12 pm

With the holiday season approaching I think it's time this thread was re-floated.

I walked my old favourite Cadair Idris again a few weeks ago.
This photo is of the larger of the volcanic lakes, Llyn Cau on the south approach. It's so beautiful and peaceful here in the early part of the year before the place gets overrun with hikers.
I always wanna go skinny dipping when I get to these waters but they're still manhood shrinkingly cold at this time of year :D

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Postby marybeth » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:56 pm

beautiful Ian! I have to post some mountain shots again soon from our ski week.
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Postby Ian » Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:46 am

I managed to find time to do some walking in The Lake District recently.
It's somewhere I've not really explored much tbh but my appetite is well and truly whetted after visiting Haweswater and ascending Harter's Fell.

Here's a couple of pics of yours truly taking in the view, up amongst the hills.

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If I get chance, I'll upload some video I shot but will have to dub some music over the horrendous wind noise. Parrp!

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Postby Ian » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:48 pm

Saturday's walk, along the river Wye in Derbyshire, was less strenuous than most but was picturesque nevertheless.

If you want to see the wee slideshow, just click on the picture.


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Postby Mis » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:05 pm

Man, I LOVE the Lake District. It's so beautiful up there!

Some choice shots from my trip to Scotland can be found HERE, but here are a few of my faves:

The Summer Isles:

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Cruising on Loch Ness (no sightings, unfortunately):

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View from Eilean Donan Castle:

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Me at Eilean Donan Castle (after camping for 4 days, so forgive the grunge look):


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