Our second full day in Wales at least promised no rain unlike our first! We left the Red Lion early. Lots to carry up the Bwlch.
The early morning mist would hopefully clear.
and we climbed up to the top of the Bwlch without incident as we remembered the route!
Once at the top we waited…
While we waited we could see the mist moving up through the trees on the hills opposite.
The first planes of the day were two Texans at 11:08 and my camera settings were for Hawks (ISO1600 f/5 and 1/3200 sec)
After lunch we were still waiting at 13:10.
From the Bwlch we could look down on the pass below and occasionally could see more interesting cars than usual passing by.
The next plane was a single Texan at 14:20 (ISO 500 f/5.6 1/2000sec)
A quick adjust for the Texan as it came below us – ISO100 f/6.3 1/250sec
And Another Texan at 14:25
We were finding that we ‘saw’ the Texans much later than we ever saw Hawks, again this second one after lunch was near the Spur before we realised it was there – ISO 500 128 mm f/5 1/2000 sec
After adjusting – ISO 100 128mm f/6.3 1/250sec
This Texan flew at the other side of the pass – ISO 100 128mm f/8 1/250sec
And then flew over the ridge – ISO 100 128mm f/7.1 1/250sec
The car park below was now full.
Our first Hawk of the day at 15:03 on the Bwlch
The Hawk was on us before we had chance to capture it further down the valley… (ISO 3200 254mm f/6.3 1/3200sec)
Second Hawk at 15:07
Texan at 16:36
Again only spotted after it was passing the Spur – ISO 500 223mm f/5.6 1/500sec
All at 1/500secC
Texan at 16:52 – the last plane on the Bwlch
This time I spotted the Texan long before it reached the Spur as I was taking images up the valley.
After the planes on the Bwlch
What a beautiful early evening on the Bwlch as we packed up to go back down.
The Red Lion
After my day on the hills I treated myself to a wonderful steak at the Red Lion.