Sunday 28th April 2019
We ate our breakfasts late after 9 am. The storm had by now passed and we decided to make a few photographic stops on our way out of Wales.
Our first stop was the nearby Conwy Castle.
There was a space to park just before the road bridge at the castle. From there we walked over to look into the estuary and then crossed back to walk over Telford’s Toll Bridge.
Here is the schedule of past tolls.
The toll bridge’s cables and steels.
The toll bridge sat in the middle of the rail bridge and the (new) road bridge.
The toll bridge’s supports went through the ancient castle walls!
We walked up through what remains of the town walls and then back over the road bridge. We stopped and chatted to two other photographers who were up from Essex and had been at the PAGB event the day before. Their colleagues had been playing ‘bird on a stick’ bingo and had lost count of the number of images that met this criteria.
The tide was turning as we left and the sand banks were now exposed. One last view of the town at the side of the river.
We left Conwy and headed for Betws-y-Coed. On the roads we stopped to take in the views of the mountains away to our right.