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Date & Time: Saturday 23rd August 2008. Midday start.
Location of Start : George Fishers, Keswick, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 266 232 )
Places visited : Keswick, The Boat Landings, Friar's Crag and back via the Market.
Walk details : 2 mls, 100 ft of ascent, 50 mins.Highest point : The weather - it stayed dry !
Walked with : Myself and thousands of others.
Weather : Overcast, but the morning sun was fading by lunchtime.
Back from a few days away, it was straight back to work to help out with the Bank Holiday Weekend rush.
With the prospect of fine weather for a change I decided to take the camera to work today, if only to encourage me out to see the delights of Keswick.
A smart, brand new, two tone 4x4 Fiat Panda graces the forecourt . . . any buyers ? . . . it looked really smart.
On Lake Road, the craft shop's display of baskets and dried flowers.
Luchini's . . . a new sign this year has brightened up this classic ice cream shop.
The queue for the golf in Hope Park.
The stall also has a plant shop - some of the cheapest and best plants on sale anywhere in Keswick.
The formal gardens on Hope Park on the way to the Lake.
The distinctive shape of Causey Pike, with Grisedale Pike almost hidden by the National Trust sign.
Keswick's Theatre by the Lake . . . they are doing a great summer season of plays at the moment.
Holiday crowds contemplate a boat trip on the lake.
Almost as many ducks and geese as people.
Bird food (on sale at the Lakeside Tea Rooms) entertains this young lad and provides an extra lunch for a few of the birds.
Waiting for the next boat.
The seagull has seen it all before and is unmoved by my visit.
Carlside, Skiddaw and Skiddaw Little Man in the background to this shot of the boat landings.
Friars Crag . . . one of the evocative sights that led to the creation of the National Trust,
an organisation dedicated to preserving the best of the British countryside and it's way of life.
Rampsholme Island in the sunshine but overcast skies cover the high fells.
Castle Crag is the lower summit to the right of Kings How.
A rowing boat journeys around the back of Lord's Island.
Behind is Great Wood, Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell.
Returning now, I watch the Keswick Launch as it passes the Derwent Isle boathouses on it's way back to the Boat Landings
The Lady Dewentwater now boarded and ready for it's next Lake excursion.
Back through Hope Park, the children's trampoline is getting good use today.
Colourful Busy Lizzies at a local Guest House.
Into Market Square . . . the new waterproof market stall covers have been well used this summer.
The Moot Hall Square and the busy Saturday Market.
Photos for sale. . . by a local photographer . . . not me !
Loweswatercam is a free service but compliments on the back of ten pound notes and posted to me will no doubt be gratefully accepted !
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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Cannon G7 Digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . an extra few minutes to be able to eat lunch without rushing !
Previous walk - 9th August 2008 The Wainwright Animal Centre
A previous visit - 9th December 2006 A winter walk up Hopegill with Keswick cloud inversions