Re: Snowdon's new cafe - welcome addition or blot on the landscape?
I must admit upon reaching the summit and chilling out it was ok...but as the trains came and came (whence my emphasis on them in the video) the masses and masses was a little disconcerting....
But on reflection, it was OK.
I suppose barring the naff voice over on my part.......I wanted to convey in 5mins the atmosphere one can have on Snowdon and it doesnt have to entail any crowds.
Thats why the moody beginning....not another soul about there!
Then creeping in of the noise of the trains....well, it wasn't THAT bad but I emphasised for effect, really...to make a point.....
Then the hustle and bustle of the cafe, again....a moot point but also look inside......
Then to finish it off some of the scenery to be enjoyed up there. You don't see crowds in that, either....I didn't particularly have to wander off far. Not at all. I sat for quite a while in the sun in peace but 50 yards or so away...there were plenty of walkers marching on...I was happy in that respect.
In fact relaxing up there it did make one think about how a funny lot us outdoorsey types can be sometimes, including myself.
I don't agree in principle to the summit building or railway. But it does make for a great attraction and more so now. But its just one side of a great mountain whereby we all can get on and enjoy it.
So, I tried to end it on a kind of happy note in that respect.
Besides....that day I spotted a bothy at the foot of Snowdon.
Aint saying where it is. I went back to it the following day
Filmed that, too!
But I defo aint revealing its location. I just couldn't believe where it was and no bugger can really see it from all around!
I only noticed it by accident. The sun glistening off it's roof...at first I thought was just a large boulder but instinct told me otherwise.
Took me about an hour to find it, mind and was glad it was a bothy after all that time.
But, thats another video....
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