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Revisiting the Waterfalls

Posted by andy-coleman on November 19, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Sgwd yr Eira Waterfall



I'm sitting at my computer, editing a recent batch of autumn themed photo's that have been rattled off on my trusty Sony Alpha. Jack Frost had been nipping at my exposed extremities (mainly fingers).


Back in the warm I am whisking through the picture browser, when I come across images of my summer trip to the Brecon Beacons in South Wales.


As well as exploring this beautiful national park, our main reason for going was to see & for me to photograph some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Britain, including one that you can actually walk under via a small rocky path.


Walking behind the waterfall


I originally visited these waterfalls way back in the late 1970's. So for me it was a bit of a reconnection with the past. Now, generally when you take a trip down memory lane the re-visitation can be a bit of a disappointment. Stuff happens along the way in life that dull the events that long ago seemed far more adventurous & exciting.


But not in this case! These waterfalls are still as spectacular & awe inspiring as I remembered them as I keep on telling my long suffering wife & son.


When we got to Sgwd yr Eira (Pronounced Scoody Era) I was in nostalgia heaven. The place is like something out of Lord of the Rings, it is just sublime. But then comes the icing on the cake. To actually walk under a fairly large, full force waterfall is an experience that cannot be bettered by any theme park thrill ride in the world. It simply took my breath away being under the many tons of water that was cascading over our heads. The amazing thing is that you only get slightly damp afterwards. Very refreshing on a hot day.


Those summer months go to damm fast!

Andy Coleman

 

 

 

 





 

 


 



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