June the 3rd this year
was a beautiful day on Llŷn, and for the first time in years I decided to
climb to the top of the “Clip”. It’s not the highest point in Rhiw, but
the views towards the southwest and Bardsey are quite spectacular and
especially so on a clear day. After I had been there for about an hour I
heard the sound of what I thought was a light aircraft, and within seconds
a Paramotor appeared over Penarfynydd and moved along the coast towards
Aberdaron. I took several photos of it with Porth Ysgo bay as a backdrop,
and I published a couple of them on these pages the next day.
Last week we had one of the most
exciting e-mails we’ve ever had at Rhiw.com, and believe you me we’ve had
a few of them in the last three years or so. Mike Sheldrake, had seen the
Paramotor shots on our website, and he had written to let us know that he
was the Pilot, he even attached three stunning photographs of his flight,
which left the two of us speechless.
Yesterday a compact disc arrived,
with hundreds of photographs that Mike had taken, on two flights that he
made over Llŷn, on May 6th and June 3rd 2006.
When it comes to aerial
photography a Paramotor has several advantages over an aircraft e.g. you
can fly lower and slower, you have 360° vision, plus as you will see on
some of these shots, you can even photograph a scene right below you, in
fact, the Paramotor is the perfect platform for an eye in the sky.
On behalf of the people of Llŷn,
we would like to thank Mike, for sharing his images and letting us publish
these fantastic photographs, so we can show you, what a beautiful part of
the world we live in, and from an angle, that most of us have ever seen
For anyone that
suffers from vertigo, a couple of Sea-Legs tablets is advisable before
Your villages from the Air