Date & Time: Tuesday 19th December 2006, early start.

Location of Start : Loweswatyer, Cumbria, Uk.

Places visited : Home and off to work, Castle Hill and back to work !

Walk details : To the car and back several times, plus 40 mins at lunchtime.

Walked with : Myself

Weather : Cold Frosty start with a forecast of mist in the valleys.

 

 

Bright and early, the alarm sounded to rouse me from sleep and to hasten me on my way to work.

 

Early - yes - ten to eight this morning.

The sunrise gets brighter by the minute.

A slight change of position and with the addition of "night flash" setting ~ careful not to frighten the puffins.

Great Gable (and Green Gable to it's left) at the far end of the Buttermere Valley.

A sugestion of mistyness over the lake.

Half an hour later the colour had gone and daylight floods the valley ~ Rannerdale over "Puffin Tarn"

Over an icy and slippery Whinlatter Pass, and I'm greeted with this excellent view of Bassenthwaite Lake.

A thin veil of cloud over the summit of Skiddaw opposite.

Low mist is hanging in the valley as I make my way down to Keswick.

Balancing photography against my start time, I pause to catch the first glimpse of the sun over Keswick.

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Lunchtime I took a longer break and walked / jogged up to Castle Hill, just beyond the last roundabout on the Borrowdale Road.

Wonderful views of Borrowdale even though the midday weather has turned a little cloudy and grey.

   
Keswick from the Castle Hill viewpoint.
Causey Pike, and Ell Crags with a little snow still remaining.

A close up of Castle Crag at the head of the valley.

The Boat Landings at Keswick on the way back.

The water level has dropped considerably in the last few days.

 

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Keswick Mountain Rescue Headquarters, on the way back to town.

It was dark beore I left for home.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon G7 Digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

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