From south to north

Mae’n flwyddyn ers i Lywodraeth Cymru afael yn y dasg o redeg gwasanaeth bws o un pen i Gymru i’r pen arall.

Dewch gyda Chymru Fyw ar daith rhwng Caerdydd a Chaernarfon i gyfarfod â’r bobl a gweld y golygfeydd allwch chi brofi ar wasanaeth Traws Cymru.

It’s been a year since the Welsh Government took over control of the main north/south bus route in Wales.

Join us for a pictorial journey to meet the people and see the sights as we travel from Cardiff to Caernarfon.

Daliodd Robert Hopkins, o Aberystwyth, y Traws Cymru am 06:00 er mwyn mynd i Gaerfyrddin i gasglu ei ffôn symudol o’r siop lle roedd yn cael ei drwsio. Nawr mae’n mynd nôl i Aber ar y bws nesaf.

Robert Hopkins from Aberystwyth caught the 06:00 bus this morning to collect his mobile phone from the shop in Carmarthen where it was being repaired. Now he’s on the first bus back to Aberystwyth.

Daliodd Laura’r bws bore o Felinfach er mwyn mynd at y deintydd yng Nghaerfyrddin. Mae hi nawr ar ei ffordd adre wedi ei thriniaeth.

Laura caught this morning’s bus from Felinfach to get to the dentist in Carmarthen. Now she’s on her way home.

Roedd Eric Alman a’i wraig Margaret, o Ddinbych-y-pysgod, yn bwriadu mynd i Gaerdydd am y dydd, ond wedi colli’r bws. Felly, dyma nhw’n penderfynu mynd i Aberystwyth yn lle. Mae’r ddau’n rheolaidd yn mynd am dripiau bach am y dydd i gwahanol lefydd.

Eric Alman and his wife Margaret from Tenby intended going to Cardiff for the day…but they missed the bus. So now they’re going to Aberystwyth instead. They often enjoy going on random day trips on the bus.

Mae Mary, o Felinfach, yn mynd ar y bws yn aml… dim ots i ble. Heddiw mae’n mynd i Aberystwyth am dro.

Mary from Felinfach often takes the bus, just to get out of the house… today she’s going to Aberystwyth.

Daeth Alan y gyrrwr lawr o Fachynlleth i Aberystwyth bore ‘ma. Ar y ffordd wnaeth e bigo Vic lan yn Nhalybont. Mae Vic wedi bod yn gwneud ei siopa yn Aberystwyth ac yn barod i fynd adre.

Alan, the driver, started from Machynlleth this morning and picked Vic up in Talybont on his way to Aberystwyth to do his shopping. Now it’s time to go home.

Mae Barbara, o Bow Street, wedi dal y bws er mwyn mynd i Aberystwyth i fynd â’i chi bach Willow am dro. Mae’r ddau newydd ddal y bws adre.

Barbara from Bow Street often catches the bus to Aberystwyth to take her dog, Willow, for a walk there. Then they get the bus back home.

Mae Eirwen Jones, o Gaerfyrddin, yn dal y bws yn Aberystwyth er mwyn mynd i Gaernarfon i ofalu am blant Menna, ei merch.

Eirwen Jones from Carmarthen is on her way to Caernarfon to look after her daughter’s children for a while.

Lois a Buddy’r ci yn teithio nôl i Lanelltyd o Ddolgellau. Mae’r dau’n defnyddio’r bws yn rheolaidd.

Lois and Buddy often take the short journey from Llanelltyd to Dolgellau… and back of course.

Mae Sophie Couling a’i merch fach Daisy Lee ar y ffordd i Fangor am drip i weld tad Sophie am y penwythnos.

Sophie Couling and her daughter Daisy Lee are on the way to Bangor to visit Sophie’s dad for the weekend.

Diwedd y daith… wrth gefn archfarchnad yng Nghaernarfon.

Journey’s end…at the back of a supermarket in Caernarfon.

Ond taith fer ar droed sydd angen i gyrraedd y Maes.

But the sights do improve as you go round the corner.

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Science through the lens

An aerial photo of an Antarctic ice sheet looking like giant sugar cubes has been revealed as the overall winner of this year’s Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition.

The science photography competition received more than 1,100 entries across its categories for Astronomy, Behaviour, Earth Science and Climatology, Ecology and Environmental Science, and Micro-imaging.

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Icy Sugar Cubes, by Peter Convey, was named overall winner and winner in the Earth Science and Climatology category. The photo, taken in early 1995 during a flight over the English Coast (southern Antarctic Peninsula), shows the scale of unusual bi-directional crevassing as an ice sheet is stretched in two directions over an underlying rise.

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Nico de Bruyn/PA

Waiting in the Shallows, by Nico de Bruyn, was named winner in the Ecology and Environmental Science category. The photo shows killer whales suddenly entering a small bay at sub-Antarctic Marion Island, surprising a small huddle of King Penguins busy preening themselves in the water.

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Daniel Michalik/PA

Ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere create a rare optical phenomenon in Daniel Michalik’s photo, Lunar Spotlight, South Pole, Antarctica, which won the Astronomy category.

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Antonia Doncila/PA

Winner in the Behaviour category was Antonia Doncila for this shot of a polar bear gazing into water near the eastern Greenland coast.

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Herve Elettro/PA

Olive Oil Drop Family Hanging Together, by Herve Elettro, was named winner in the Micro-imaging category.

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Giuseppe Suaria/PA

Bow First, by Giuseppe Suaria, was named runner-up in the Earth Science and Climatology category. The photo was taken moments before the Russian research vessel Akademik Tryoshnikov deployed a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (Rov) under the Mertz Glacier in Eastern Antarctica, to investigate the melting of the ice-sheet.

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Susmita Datta/PA

Toss the Scorpion – Indian Roller Playing with the Kill, by Susmita Datta was given an honourable mention in the Behaviour category.

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Petr Horalek/PA

Petr Horalek was given an honourable mention in the Astronomy category for this photo of the sky above the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

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Sabrina Koehler/PA

This image of lava flow at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii earned Sabrina Koehler an honourable mention in the Earth Science and Climatology category.

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Wei-Feng Xue/PA

This year’s US solar eclipse was captured by Wei-Feng Xue, who was named runner-up in the Astronomy category.

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Vladimir Gross/PA

Vladimir Gross was runner-up in the Micro-imaging category with this image of a 50-hour-old Hypsibius dujardini embryo, taken with a scanning electron microscope at a magnification of 1800x.

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David Costantini/PA

David Costantini was named runner-up in the Behaviour category with this image of arctic terns in Svalbard.

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Carlos Jared/PA

An honourable mention in the Ecology and Environmental Science category went to Carlos Jared for The Rainy Season, the Green Tree Frog and the Maintenance of Life.

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Bernardo Segura/PA

Acari Trapped in Spiderweb, by Bernardo Segura, was given an honourable mention in the Micro-imaging category.

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Thomas Endlein/PA

Invincible Ants, by Thomas Endlein, was named runner-up in Ecology and Environmental Science. Pitcher plants secrete sweet nectar on the rim and fang-like structures, which are very slippery for most insects except for one specialised ant (Camponotus schmitzii). The ants live in the curled hollow tendrils of the plant and manage to climb in and out of the pitcher without any difficulties to steal a bit of nectar, as seen here.


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