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I was inspired to add a bit of information here because I managed to get several photos into the final selection of the Goty. Goty 2007 Week 43, SJ4046 : Track leading to Dongray Hall by John Haynes AND the following week Goty 2007 Week 44 SJ2923 : Clearing scrub from the derelict canal by John Haynes, and also Goty 2008 Week 1 SJ1143 : The New Years Day 13.50 for Llangollen leaves Carrog by John Haynes.
2010 was something of a "get out again" year for me and I was rewarded with Goty 2010 Week 14 final selection. SN6595 : Railway towards Dyfi Junction by John Haynes, and then out of the blue Goty 2010 Week 22 SJ1946 : Fields and trees at Bwlch-mawr by John Haynes was nominated as the weeks selection. This of course gives you the privilege of nominating the winner the next week; that is a very humbling activity. Goty 2012 Week 17 saw me return with another photo SJ1839 : Footpath to top of Y Foel by John Haynes which was very pleasant as this was also a second visitor point photo.
Wonderful stuff this geographing, it helps me with my spelling (at 71 I still need help) Thank you all moderators! I use the "check spelling" box, and often have a gentle chuckle at the mistakes thrown up and sometimes the suggestions for some of the Welsh place names. It helps get me out more, but living in the Border Marches that is not a real problem, and allows me to promote all those things I consider to be important.

I moved to North Wales in the 90's, and within a few months I had discovered the Llangollen Canal SJ2838 : Chirk Cutting on the Llangollen Canal by John Haynes, The Llangollen Railway SJ2043 : The Llangollen Railway crosses Afon Dyfrdwy at Pentre Felin by John Haynes & Erddig SJ3248 : Espalier trained plane trees in Erddig House gardens by John Haynes.

In 2009 I moved to Llangollen and found myself a great place to live SJ2141 : Heol Capel by John Haynes, with a view of Castell Dinas Bran SJ2243 : Eastern approach to the summit of Castell Dinas Brân by Eirian Evans and the slopes southward towards Glyn Cieriog SJ2141 : Looking out of town by John Haynes. Life in retirement is good!

We have a lot of rain so we have some great rivers, some big SJ3946 : Bright sunny day on the river by John Haynes SJ2714 : Afon Hafren near Rhyd-esgyn by John Haynes, some smaller SJ2419 : Afon Efyrnwy  (River Vyrnwy)  turns 360 degrees by John Haynes and some a lot smaller SJ3249 : Afon Clywedog in Erddig Park by John Haynes SJ2332 : Ford across a very young Afon Morda by John Haynes and they all flood sometimes SJ4153 : Reflections at twilight as the Afon Dyfrdwy floods by John Haynes SJ4052 : Flood plain doing what it does best by John Haynes. With all this rain reservoirs have been built to supply drinking water SJ0119 : Llyn Efyrnwy reservoir by John RadcliffeSH9552 : Alwen Dam by Dot Potter and to help regulate water flows SN8889 : Small road on the western side of Llyn Clywedog by John HaynesSH8739 : Spillway at Llyn Celyn by John Haynes.
Early in 1995 I stopped at Safeways (now Morrisons) in Y Trallwng (Welshpool)SJ2207 : Montgomery Canal, restored lock in Welshpool by John Haynes whilst on a journey from South Wales, and discovered The Montgomery Canal. That was me hooked! A derelict canal being restored! For the last seventeen years I have walked, cycled and canoed "The Monty" and, of course, photographed it. Along came Geographs and the rest is history. The canal starts here SJ3631 : Montgomery Canal, bottom pool at Lower  Frankton Lock by John HaynesSJ3630 : Montgomery Canal, a boat passing through the Palmer Lock by John HaynesSJ3629 : Montgomery Canal just north of the Parry Viaduct by John Haynes which was the initial northern restoration to Aston. Meanwhile sections to the north and south of Y Trallwng have been restored furthest north is SJ2515 : Montgomery Canal, Glanfa'r Dwr Llydan - Wide Water Wharf by John HaynesSJ2515 : New houses beside the Montgomery Canal by John HaynesSJ2514 : Montgomery Canal, Burgedin Lock pool and lockhouse by John Haynes, and south is SJ2002 : Montgomery Canal approaching Luggy by John HaynesSJ1902 : Lock On Montgomery Canal by George WolfeSJ1901 : Canal Bridge by James AllanSJ1800 : Berriew Aqueduct by David Stowell.
In the meantime the Aston to Gronwen wharf section was being restored, there is a nature reserve SJ3326 : Montgomery Canal Nature Reserve by John Haynes at Aston top lock SJ3326 : Aston top lock, during restoration work by Andrew Longtonand some 3 miles of restored canal SJ3326 : Montgomery Canal reed bed by John Haynes. There are 3 locks at Aston the bottom of which is my favourite complete with stone seat to watch the world go by SJ3225 : Montgomery Canal, Aston bottom lock by John Haynes. I had a front row seat when John Craven opened this section on the 4 April 2003 SJ3326 : John Craven opens the restored canal by John Haynes. The limit of navigation is at present Gronwen Wharf SJ3024 : The  Current Limit of Navigation by John Haynesbut work is underway on the next section.
Much of the next few miles of the canal is dry and some degradation of the structure has taken place.SJ3024 : Restoration work in progress on Montgomery branch of Shropshire Union Canal by David Hancock This means that restoration is often complex and expensive, but when work began on serious restoration I managed to get a few photographs of critical stages. First get the piling and profiling completed, SJ3024 : Work in progress by John Haynes and then get a good layer of clay applied SJ3024 : Canal refurbishment - mixing the clay lining by John Haynes, let the water run in SJ3024 : Canal restoration, the final phase by John Haynes and go back sometime later to see what it looks like SJ3024 : Hard to believe this is only 3 years old by John Haynes.

Thomas Telford had always been someone I admired and here in North Wales were two examples of his supervision of major civil engineering projects. The Pont Cysyllte Aqueduct SJ2741 : Llangollen Canal, Thomas Telford plaque by John HaynesSJ2741 : Birthday treat by John Haynes and the Holyhead Road SJ1642 : Telford's A5 by John Haynes with the famous bridges at Betws Y Coed SH7955 : Betws Y Coed iron bridge by RAY JONES & Menai SH5571 : Pont y Borth by Eric Jones.

This area has a few of these SJ2141 : The Sun Inn Llangollen by John HaynesSJ3345 : Fox & Hounds Pub at Eyton by John HaynesSJ3951 : Pub at Ridleywood near Holt by John HaynesSJ3026 : The Original Ball Inn by John HaynesSJ3425 : The Punch Bowl at West Felton by John Haynes and at least two of these SJ2526 : Offas Dyke Brewery, Trefonen by John HaynesSJ2927 : Stonehouse Brewery, Weston by John Haynes, which lead to some pleasant evenings with a glass.

This is North Wales and The Border marches so we must include some real stars: SJ2549 : Standing guard by John HaynesSJ5033 : Spot the black sheep by John HaynesSJ0220 : Welsh Mountain-Hill Flock tup and ewe by John Haynes and SJ3827 : Can I be on Geographs by John HaynesSJ2426 : Milking time for the cows from New Barn by John HaynesSJ4442 : These ladies are mine by John Haynes.


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  • 575 First Geograph points
  • 174 Second Visitor points, 85 Third Visitor points, 64 Fourth Visitor points
  • 1059 Personal points (grid squares geographed)
  • 641 TPoints (Time-gap points About)
  • 3991 Photographs
    • 3829 Geographs and 162 Supplementals
    • 1072 grid squares, giving a depth score of 3.72
    • in 74 different hectads and 12 myriads, taken on 292 different days
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NB4232 Cromwell Street Quay Thu, 1 Aug 2013 geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4232 Essential maintenance Thu, 1 Aug 2013 geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4233 Aftermath of the party Thu, 1 Aug 2013 supplemental Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4232 Commercial traffic awaits a suitable ferry Thu, 1 Aug 2013 geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4232 South Beach, Steòrnabhagh Thu, 1 Aug 2013 geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4232 Letter box HS1 172 in Stornoway Thu, 1 Aug 2013 supplemental Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4233 Head of the harbour at low tide Thu, 1 Aug 2013 geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4233 Bayhead sports ground Thu, 1 Aug 2013 geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4233 Bayhead Sports Ground Clubhouse Thu, 1 Aug 2013 geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4233 Stornoway Golf Course Thu, 1 Aug 2013 geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4233 Stornoway Golf Course Wed, 31 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4330 Cruise ship Balmoral in Steòrnabhagh harbour Wed, 31 Jul 2013 supplemental Tue, 23 Jul 2013
NB4232 Cruise ship transfer craft at Pier No 3 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 geograph Tue, 23 Jul 2013
NB4232 North Beach Quay at Steòrnabhagh Wed, 31 Jul 2013 geograph Tue, 23 Jul 2013
NB4232 Drilling for the second pile Wed, 31 Jul 2013 geograph Tue, 23 Jul 2013
NB4032 Fish ladder on a concrete weir Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4032 The Dam Pool Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB3932 Creed Water looking downstream Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB3932 Abhainn Ghrioda Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB3932 A herring barrel rubbish bucket Tue, 30 Jul 2013 supplemental Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB3932 Access path and a comfy seat Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB3932 Small waterfall on the Creed Water Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB3932 The Falls Pool Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph (third) Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4032 Abhainn Ghrioda Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4032 Fishing pools on the Creed Water Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4134 The Lewis & Harris War Memorial at dusk Tue, 30 Jul 2013 supplemental Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4032 Abhainn Ghrioda Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph (fourth) (tpoint) Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4131 The view from "Charlie's Seat" Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4131 Charlie's seat Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph (third) Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4232 Boat on the slipway Tue, 30 Jul 2013 supplemental Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4232 Harbour home Tue, 30 Jul 2013 supplemental Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4132 Summer's evening at Steòrnabhagh Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4233 Cromwell Street Quay Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4233 Full tide in 45 minutes Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4232 Sunday evening and the boats are home Tue, 30 Jul 2013 supplemental Sun, 21 Jul 2013
NB4132 Perfect summer's evening Tue, 30 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 21 Jul 2013
SJ2142 Guerfron Hall from the Castle footpath Tue, 9 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 8 Jul 2013
SJ2242 Upland grazing Tue, 9 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 8 Jul 2013
discussion indicator SJ2243 Clear up nearly completed Tue, 9 Jul 2013 supplemental Mon, 8 Jul 2013
SJ2142 Tower Farm Camping & Caravan Site Tue, 9 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 8 Jul 2013
SJ2143 Grass cut for conservation Tue, 9 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 8 Jul 2013
SJ2143 Grassland stubble Tue, 9 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 8 Jul 2013
SJ2142 Refurbishment nearing completion Tue, 9 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 8 Jul 2013
discussion indicator SJ2243 Ready for shearing Tue, 9 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 8 Jul 2013
discussion indicator SJ3350 Dragon on a roundabout Tue, 9 Jul 2013 supplemental Tue, 9 Jul 2013
SS4992 Staffal Haegr Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4992 Llwybr Arfordir Cymru Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Llwybr Arfordir Cymru Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Through the bracken and into the trees Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Heading downhill towards Llanrhidian Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Looking back towards the buildings at Leason Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Ponies grazing near Leason Wood Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Footpath around Leason wood Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Cattle and sheep grazing Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Rural house on road junction Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Barn conversion underway Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4891 Road junction near The Greyhound Inn Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4991 Re-cycled letter box Mon, 8 Jul 2013 supplemental Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4991 Coed-y-Dwr Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4992 Grassland with sheep and alpacas Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4992 Energy gap Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4992 A sign of the times Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4992 Llanrhidian Church and cottages Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4991 Roadside grazing with ponies Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4991 Local electricity sub-station Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 17 Jun 2013
SS4991 Grazings at Oldwalls Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 17 Jun 2013
discussion indicator SJ4912 Victorian railway buildings at their best Mon, 8 Jul 2013 supplemental Mon, 17 Jun 2013
discussion indicator SJ4912 Castle walls from the railway station Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS6592 Busy, busy, busy buses Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 17 Jun 2013
SS5092 Cae Ifor Farm on B4295 Mon, 8 Jul 2013 geograph (second) (tpoint) Mon, 17 Jun 2013
SS4991 Village shop and garage at Llanrhidian Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Mon, 17 Jun 2013
SS4991 Churn stand at Eastern Farm Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph (fourth) Mon, 17 Jun 2013
SS4891 Old churn stand Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4891 Ebenezer Chapel, Oldwalls Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Fri, 14 Jun 2013
SS4892 Stile on ancient footpath Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph (fourth) Sun, 16 Jun 2013
SS4793 Typical estuarine salting Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 16 Jun 2013
SS4792 I hope these sheep can read Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 16 Jun 2013
SS4793 Tidal drain looking east Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 16 Jun 2013
SS4793 Tidal drain across the salting Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 16 Jun 2013
SS4793 Track across the salting Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 16 Jun 2013
SS4793 Estuarine silt Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph (fourth) Sun, 16 Jun 2013
discussion indicator SS4794 This was a minimum requirement building Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 16 Jun 2013
discussion indicator SS4794 View from the gunnery foundations Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 16 Jun 2013
discussion indicator SS4794 Gunnery range buildings slowly return to the sea Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 16 Jun 2013
discussion indicator SS4794 Lamb on the marsh Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph Sun, 16 Jun 2013
discussion indicator SS4794 Derelict gunnery range Sun, 7 Jul 2013 geograph (third) Sun, 16 Jun 2013
SS4891 Open marginal grazing Thu, 27 Jun 2013 geograph Sat, 15 Jun 2013
SS4891 Peat with cotton grass and rushes Thu, 27 Jun 2013 geograph Sat, 15 Jun 2013
SS4891 Footpath through the green splendour Thu, 27 Jun 2013 geograph Sat, 15 Jun 2013
SS4891 Empty grazing field Thu, 27 Jun 2013 geograph Sat, 15 Jun 2013
SS4891 Track heading south Thu, 27 Jun 2013 geograph (second) (tpoint) Sat, 15 Jun 2013
SJ1382 Ffynnongroyw west junction with A548 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 geograph Wed, 26 Jun 2013
SJ1382 Llwybr Arfordir Cymru Wed, 26 Jun 2013 geograph (fourth) Wed, 26 Jun 2013
SJ1482 Choice of routes Wed, 26 Jun 2013 supplemental Wed, 26 Jun 2013
SJ1482 A548 at Ffynnongroyw road junction Wed, 26 Jun 2013 geograph Wed, 26 Jun 2013
SJ1482 Row of stone cottages in Ffynnongroyw Wed, 26 Jun 2013 geograph (third) (tpoint) Wed, 26 Jun 2013
SJ2141 Heol Y Bryn Thu, 20 Jun 2013 geograph Thu, 20 Jun 2013
SJ2141 Springtime in the garden Thu, 20 Jun 2013 supplemental Sun, 9 Jun 2013
SJ1843 Small pony in a large stable Wed, 12 Jun 2013 geograph Sat, 8 Jun 2013
SJ1843 Sycamore, Ash and Oak Wed, 12 Jun 2013 geograph Sat, 8 Jun 2013

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