Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Trearddur Bay and South stack August 12 th 2018

This weekend Jan is taking the new van to Anglesey on Friday  morning to another temporary caravan and camping club site at Trearddur Bay, I will follow down in my car after work on Saturday evening with the terrible twosome.

So a couple of Jans images from a beautiful sunny Saturday...…….

       The small sheltered bay with all the boats,  which I had never seen before.  more of them later.

Jan has sent these pics while I'm in work , and the forecast for Sunday/Monday is not looking like this !

                                  Awww  the Terrible Twosome are not going to like this.

                                        Jan has crocheted these two mascot's for the van .

It is Saturday evening, and I have driven out to Anglesey ,  passing the bay I spot all the boats moored up, this will be a superb subject to get some images from the drone, if I get a break in the rain as its chucking it down now and not looking good for tomorrow unfortunately.

Sunday morning, and after pancakes in the van we have had to wait until after 4pm for the rain to stop ,  typical after yesterdays blue sunny day!      Anyhow we are walking down to the bay and hopefully I can get a couple of drone shots of the boats.

There they are, but  not looking as lovely as yesterday in the sun, but at least I can get airborne and without sun there is less chance of all the white boats blowing out in the images.

                                              Chester just doesn't like to sit still for a photo .

                                                        Jan has snapped me while flying

       Topdown over the boats,  amazing how they all line up facing the same direction with the tide.

                                                                     Vertorama , 7 frames

                                                               Landing ……………..

Time to walk back now, the forecast has changed and is looking very good tonight for sunset at South Stack lighthouse.   so we need to get back , eat and then drive down to the lighthouse before 8 oclock.

                    Back at the campsite ,  we have about an hour and half to get to South Stack.
                               We will take my car as its easier to get down the lanes quickly

Time to head out,  as we get nearer to Holyhead mountain we can see cloud sitting over the top, I hope it is above the cliffs at the lighthouse also, that would make for great images.
Having parked at the top car park , the weather conditions are looking fabulous, a bit windy but not a problem.   The sea mist is rising up the cliff side in front of us and going right up over the top, this should look great from the drone.   The bird nesting season has finished so its ok to fly here now.

I cant believe this, I have only two batteries left fully charged for the drone and I think I need double that number   Arghhhh    Guess I need to get an inverter for the van so I can charge them up.

After waiting about 15 minutes I have decided to use the first battery, just to get the nice light we have now, then save the last one for the actual sunset.   Straight up and out over the sea, the sea mist is swirling all around the mountain tops.  Fabulous light at the moment .

                                                             Up through the mist

                                                                 A 9 frame panorama .

Now I have flown out past the lighthouse to look back , looks like this will be the last light hitting the rocks as the sun is getting quite low now, its 8.15 now and  the cloud base above Holyhead mountain is turning colour slightly also.

Time to land now as battery is getting low, wish I had shot some video, it would have looked fabulous with the mist rising up over the cliffs... think I will wait to see what develops over the next half hour.

It is now almost 9 pm,   and I have taken off again as a bit of colour is appearing as the sun gets near the horizon. flying out past the lighthouse again, looking back towards the cliffs the cloud has increased and is sitting like a hat on the mountain top,   Amazing to see .

                                          A slightly different view from a 9 frame panorama .

Now as the colour has developed enough I have moved out to get the sunset colour and the lighthouse into a panorama.    this is my favourite image of the evening .  Unfortunately the cloud above has not coloured up tonight.

After landing and waiting a bit longer the colour has not increased , so one last short flight out past Ellins tower ,which is the white building on the cliff top  to catch this last image after sundown.

                                                 What a fabulous end to the weekend .

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