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Dorothea Quarry, Gwynedd, North Wales #047B5D

Dorothea Quarry, Gwynedd, North Wales #047B5D

Dorothea Quarry is an old slate mine in the north west of Wales, it lies in the Snowdonia national park and is surrounded by some beautiful peaks. It's approximately 103metres deep and is known as one of Britains deepest freshwater quarries.

Rach and I had been there before, but on the way back from a weekend away on the Llyn peninsular we decided we could go for a quick dive before heading home. It was cold, the wind was blowing hard and we we're the last to enter the water. All the scuba divers had already packed up and were heading off. We contemplated entering the water for over 20 minutes due to a long day which started at 5am and driving about on the road of the beautiful Llyn peninsula.

It was worth it in the end, we did a few quick dives, picked up some rubbish which included a plate... ? and felt refreshed again once we had dried ourselve's after exiting a cold Dorothea Quarry.

Dominant Colour info: 
In a RGB color space, hex #047B5D is composed of 1.6% red, 48.2% green and 36.5% blue. Whereas in a CMYK color space, it is composed of 96.7% cyan, 0% magenta, 24.4% yellow and 51.8% black. It has a hue angle of 164.9 degrees, a saturation of 93.7% and a lightness of 24.9%. #047b5d color hex could be obtained by blending #08f6ba with #000000. Closest websafe color is: #006666.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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