a hike in the country

What a beautiful and diverse place North Wales is, with its stone-walled pastures, stone houses with slate roofs overgrown with ivy, slate fences, gardens, and rivers winding through sheep-filled pastures.  It’s a wonderful place for photography, for sure.

You enter the walking path to Aber Falls through a kissing gate

You enter the walking path to Aber Falls through a kissing gate, a V-shaped gate through which a third opposing gate swings to let people, but not sheep through.

Great Tit-

The creek is moving right along after a couple of days of rain.

dipper

A dipper and its mate are foraging for insects in the swiftly moving water. Somehow they manage to stick on the rock while the water rushes by.

Welsh ponies ignored us, so intent on grazing the short grass along the hiking path to Aber Falls

Welsh ponies ignored us, so intent on grazing the short grass along the hiking path to Aber Falls.

aber falls trail-North Wales

Those fence posts are slate, not wood, surrounding this stone cottage.

aber falls trail-North Wales

Stone walls lining the pasture have big chunks of slate on each end of the gate.

aber falls trail-North Wales

Lots of walkers and birders out on this path to the waterfall…

aber falls trail-North Wales

the happy hikers — with guides, Ruth and Becky

aber falls trail-North Wales

and one last Welsh pony…so photogenic

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