February was a surprising month with temperatures well above the seasonal average. On the day I visited the Alwen Reservoir and Nature Reserve the sun was shining brightly, a cerulean blue sky reflecting resplendently in the waters of the lake.
I spent a sublime couple of hours there, spellbound by the stunning beauty that surrounded me, and cocooned in a wonderful feeling of peace and serenity. Silence reigned supreme, apart from the occasional melodic bird song emanating from the surrounding woodland. Lost in whimsical dreams, a sense of happy oblivion stole over me, as my worries drifted away like wispy clouds across a vast sky.
[The Alwen Reservoir [Cronfa Alwen] is 5 kilometres long and is held back by a 27 metre high gravity-arch masonry dam, the Alwen Dam. The reservoir lies in the County of Conwy in North Wales and is surrounded by an extensive network of trails suitable for horse riding, mountain biking and walking.]
Photos: The Alwen Dam and Reservoir 25th February 2019.