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February 01, 2017, 06:42:46 PM on

Offline Timbox2 (OP)

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Decided to forget Aberystwyth and just go for a ramble round the Elan Valley, been a few times but not for a while and never really took much in.



Grrrr, let me out!



First stop for a low fat veggie breakfast, they didnt do either,  so had to have full fat meat.

( If God wanted us to be Veggie he'd have made Pigs out of Soya)



Got caught in this on way back too, Convoy system and jeez did they take there time ( Erwood is the place)



Sure many will recognise Builth Wells, my parents final resting place, well, 2 of them. ( I had 2 mums)



Elan Valley Visitor Centre, never bothered stopping here before, but full of interesting facts and info as well as expensive Tourist tat.



The first and lowest of the Dams, "Caban Coch".  35,530 Megalitres, thats 35 Billion Litres. Always new them Brummies were a thirsty lot, eh Chris :icon_biggrin:



"Carreg Ddu", but thats obviously a viaduct, so wheres the Dam you ask? Submerged in fact, somewhere in front of it, something I never knew.



Somewhere down there a Dog is barking its nuts off, think the Tigers Growl frightened it



Pen Y Garreg, the Middle Dam, a mere 6 Billion Litres



Craig Coch, top dam, this time with roadway along the top.



Cant be that weak, a Tigers just crossed it



Looking back down the reservoir to Craig Coch.



Back up onto the "Aberystwyth Mountain Road", Aberystwyth is the other way and Im not going today, its getting windy and the rains in the post so Im Foxtrot Oscar.



Back home with a Dirty Girly, :thumbsup,  at least its only mud and can wait until tomorrow.



New tyres pass the test, about as off road as they'll ever get with me :icon_lol:







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February 01, 2017, 07:40:34 PMReply #1 on

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Looks like the weather stayed OK? I stopped at that cafe a little while back. It's a nice run over the 'Dragons Back',and then to Hay.
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February 01, 2017, 07:52:44 PMReply #2 on

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Looks like the weather stayed OK? I stopped at that cafe a little while back. It's a nice run over the 'Dragons Back',and then to Hay.

Yeah, it was pretty ok, just managed to beat the rain, roads were a bit variable, just what a Tigers built for really
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February 02, 2017, 10:46:26 AMReply #3 on

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They say 'Take a leak in Ryader res and it'll coming through your kitchen taps 6 weeks later'  :icon_biggrin:

But just think Timothy if that was a new flybywire 1050 covered in scht  :icon_frown: :icon_lol:

February 04, 2017, 12:12:31 AMReply #4 on

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Nice pics. thanks. That's a lovely part of the country.
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