Lake Bala Wales

Lake Bala Wales

Llyntegid or in English, Lake Bala is the largest natural body of water in Wales and is about 4 miles long by a mile wide. The river Dee runs into it and through it. The town of Bala is at the northern end of the lake shore, where this photograph was taken outside of the Bala adventure water sports centre and tourist information. From here we are looking south. The tiny white dots on the horizon a sails from boats. It was the start of summer when this was taken and there were a few people swimming in the lake. I’ve been here a number of times but this was the first visit on a sunny day with blue sky. This lake and area has a lot of sentimental value to myself and my family.

Snowdonia National Park Wales

Snowdonia National Park Wales

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is one of two national parks within a short drive of my home town that I would like to spend more time photographing. So far I have driven through it half a dozen times and earlier this year I walked up Snowdon (the highest mountain in Wales), but with an area of 838 square miles and dozens of other spectacular mountains and lakes I know that there are more landscapes that my camera is crying out to capture.