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Walks in and around Loweswater
Date & start time: Last week in August 2010.
Location of Start :The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Local and Rannerdale Valley.
Walk details : No great distances, just giving the dogs a run (or walk)
Highest point : Getting Harry out again.
Walked with : Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Lovely sunshine but starting to get an autumnal feel in the mornings.
A collection of local photos from the last few days.
Unfortunately many of the fine days have coincided with my gainful employment and so we haven't been able to get out for any big walks.
The other problem is that Harry has hurt his back leg and is on a weeks R&R.
Walks therefore have been short and local, but that doesn't mean that they weren't enjoyable.
A temperature inversion over Crummock Water on the way to work.
Between the time I got up and the time I left to travel to Keswick the cloud floated down the valley, enveloped the cottage and then cleared,
leaving this remnant of cloud in front of Rannerdale Knotts. Great Gable is beautifully clear at the head of the valley.
Driving over Whinlatter I was greeted with another inversion over Bassenthwaite Lake.
Taken from the parking area at Noble Knott on the Keswick side of the pass.
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Another day in paradise !
Fluffy, fine weather clouds and clear air as I walk with Bethan up to the pool in Mosedale.
Grasmoor as sharp as a bell today.
Afternoon sun illuminating the trees but leaving Mellbreak's northern face in shadow.
The water level is back to normal and so is the temperature of the water.
To take a dip now, you have to be really keen . . . but Bethan doesn't seem to mind.
The local name for a wall collapse is called a "rush" for some reason.
This one is temporarily fenced as Chris starts a repair.
From the door as the sun was setting.
No great sunset orange and reds but strong shafts of sunlight nevertheless.
Looking the other way, the sun catches the trees in our adjacent field.
Night time now and something stirs in the garden.
[ Hold your cursor over the photo to operate the camera flash ]
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Last evening Ann and I drove the short distance to Rannerdale to give Harry his first outing for a week.
Grasmoor, side on now, as seen from the Hawes Point car park.
Over my shoulder (actually I turned round) Gale Fell next to Scale Force,
lit by the sun shining down through Floutern Pass.
Light and shade . . . Whiteless Pike and the rocks below Rannerdale Knotts
as we walk up to the bluebell fields.
A close up of the abundant fruit on the trees.
Ann at the wooden bridge.
" Ooh . . . It's a bigger drop than I've been used to walking around the garden this week "
The eternal problem of getting both dogs to look this way.
[ Move your cursor over the photo to encourage Bethan to turn round ]
Try from this angle . . . she still doesn't get the idea.
On the way back the sun was beginning to set and has much more colour tonight.
This is Whiteside with Lanthwaite Green below.
Grasmoor reflecting the evening light . . .
. . . and in the background of the previous shot . . .
the High Stile Ridge with Red Pike standing clear of the trees.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 or my Canon G10 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . four legs on the ground again.
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