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Author Trip: 'Rhiw Bach for Beginners' - 30/08/2009
SimonRL

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Trip: 'Rhiw Bach for Beginners' - 30/08/2009
Posted: 17/01/2009 01:23:54
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A new event has been added to the Events page.

Event name: Rhiw Bach for Beginners

Date & time: 30/08/2009 at 10:00

Details: One of a series of "easy" trips.

This is intended as a gentle day out to Rhiw-bach slate mine, for those who haven't been there before. The trip will take about 3-4 hours underground and will not involve ropework.

Rhiw-bach is a relatively small underground working compared to the Blaenau Ffestiniog 'giants', but has the advantage of being one of very few 'through trips' where you can enter the mine from one entrance and leave from another, higher up the valley.

Depending on the weather, the trip may also include a look around the ruined mills at the top of the site and the incline, up which finished slate was hauled so it could be taken across to the other side of the mountain to be trans-shipped to the Ffestiniog Railway.

This trip is open to all, but is intended or those who have either not visited Rhiw-bach before or who wish to have a gentle introduction to mine exploration.

Rhiw-bach and it's tramway have an interesting history and if you are new to mine exploration this is a great initiation.

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IP: 86.132.230.201 Edited: 18/01/2009 19:15:00 by (moderator)
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Trip: 'Rhiw Bach for Beginners' - 30/08/2009
Posted: 17/01/2009 23:15:39
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Depending on the weather, the trip may also include a look around the ruined mills at the top of the site and the incline, up which finished slate was hauled so it could be taken across to the other side of the mountain to be trans-shipped to the Ffestiniog Railway.


Hope the weather is a bit better than last time then - think I'm still drying out ! Big Grin

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IP: 86.132.230.201 Edited: 18/01/2009 19:15:19 by (moderator)
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Trip: 'Rhiw Bach for Beginners' - 30/08/2009
Posted: 18/01/2009 19:56:42
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robnorthwales wrote:


Hope the weather is a bit better than last time then - think I'm still drying out ! Big Grin



Wet it was, indeed. For those who may have missed the video of the last trip here it is [web link]

I've made it much larger in format and it streams in from my server hopefully. You will need to download the Quicktime Player which is free. If you are using an Apple Mac then it should already be installed in your browser. Quicktime [web link]

For the technocrats the original HD file is 3gig + the streaming version is only 55meg. There is loss in quality but I think it is very acceptable. Duration 5 mins

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IP: 86.169.6.252 Edited: 18/01/2009 19:59:26 by toadstone
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Trip: 'Rhiw Bach for Beginners' - 30/08/2009
Posted: 18/01/2009 20:56:29
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That's a great bit of film! Smile

I do like what I think is 'DaveL goes boating' clip, just before the 'Titanic' underwater sequence Big Grin

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Trip: 'Rhiw Bach for Beginners' - 30/08/2009
Posted: 18/01/2009 23:17:14
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Vanoord wrote:

That's a great bit of film! Smile
I do like what I think is 'DaveL goes boating' clip, just before the 'Titanic' underwater sequence Big Grin


Thanks Vanoord, Quicktimes codec for video seems to work OK, although I still have to process the original HD files from the camcorder separately in Voltaic HD before editing them. The MS Windows route is just as long winded. I found the trick is to keep sequences short, that way it helps editing.
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