Walking in waterfall country

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  1. Happy Hippy

    Happy Hippy Read Only Funster

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    These were taken in June 2008 when I was parked up in the South Wales. The part of Wales where I was parked up is known as the Waterfall Country because there is nowhere else with so many waterfalls so close together. The previous night it was tipping it down so I knew the falls would be at there most impressive with the rivers in full spate so I donned me walking boots and went for one of my favourite walks passing the two waterfalls that I think are the best, Sgwd yr Eira which you can walk behind crossing the river without getting your feet wet, and Sgwd Clwn Gwyn with its ledge a third of the way down. I hope you like the pics as much as I liked the walk :Smile:

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    More great photos Rob. Loved the tadpoles..... and go on ... tell us.... did you jump?:Smile:
     
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    Jump? What, off the cliff you mean? No, or I doubt I'd still be around now :Rofl1:
     
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    Love these pictures of your travels please keep them coming:Smile:
     
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    About 30 yrs ago, when my sister and her two boys were visiting (they would have been about 6 and 10). We all went for a walk up to the Lady falls.

    It would have been towards the end a wet and gloomy August.

    So suitably clad in rain coats and wellyboots, having parked near a pub we all started walking up along side the stream towards the waterfall. Its probably about a mile and a half.

    We had been getting lots of rain, the ground was soft and very muddy. But what the hell, we had wellies.

    The water in the stream was crystal clear and moving quite fast.

    After about 3/4 of a mile my boots were completely clagged up with mud and very heavy. So I thought I would clean them in the stream.

    There was this large sloping rock going from the bank into deeper water. Nice gentle slope.

    So I had this brain wave, I'll walk a little way down the rock to the water will wash the mud off my wellies.

    In practice I walked no more than 12 inces into the water, now about 2 inches deep. The plan was working perfectly.

    The mud was flowing off my boots and into the stream.

    A few seconds later, the mud on the soles of my boots softened nicely.

    Now mud has a very low coefficient of friction. It acts like a lubricant.

    My boots started sliding away from under me. (Did I say the rock was at a slight slope?)

    Then much to the amusement of the two kids, Uncle Peter slid gracefully into the water with an enormous splash !

    The water was very deep (over my head) and a lot colder than you can imagine.

    There followed (after I had been helped out of the water) a long and tedious trudge back to the car and a ride home.

    Never have managed to get lunch in the pub where we parked.

    Cheers all

    Peter
     
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    Did anyone take any pics Peter? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

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    Thanks Happy Hippy for the photo's and Peter for the story had to admit it tickled my strange sence of humor :Rofl1:
     
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