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" Wasdale and Pottery -2- "
Date & start time: 8th April 2013, 2 pm start.
Location of Start : Lakeside at Wast Water, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 151 054 )
Places visited : Gosforth Pottery and Wasdale.
Walk details : 1.3 mls, negligable feet of ascent, 1 hour.
Highest point : Still the fine weather of recent weeks.
Walked with : Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan . . . myself at pottery.
Weather : Sunshine and blue skies but a strong cool breeze.
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The second of two lessons at Gosforth Pottery for me (a birthday present from my children)
finds me "dressing-down" to get dirty but Ann "wrapping-up" to stay warm.
I'm indoors at the wheel meanwhile my chauffeur takes time out by the lake again.
Exactly four weeks since our last visit. The car is parked a little further up the lake for the dogs and I to take advantage of another walk
in this lovely valley on this sunny afternoon. It is slightly hazier than last time but a little warmer today although there is still a stiff wind.
My plan is to walk around the shoreline, up and down the inlets, keeping close to the water's edge.
Glorious scenery all around, seen here looking up the valley. Harry is busy but Bethan relaxes over there next to the gorse bushes.
Yewbarrow stands proud to the left, Great Gable takes centre stage with Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell to the right.
The Screes across the choppy waters of Wastwater
Harry looking for one particular pebble that has taken his fancy !
Happily dripping water . . . though I wouldn't have fancied even putting my toes in that cold lake !
A final photo looking the opposite way. The shelter can be seen on the headland in the distance.I have the place vitually to myself,
apart from a few cars that passed by. However, time to return to see what Roger has been getting up to at the pottery . . .
Meanwhile back at the wheel . . . the second of my pottery classes.
Two bowls for me this time, seen here on the wooden bats.
Then Ann arrives back as I revise last lesson's more vertical type of throwing.
Click and play to relax for a while and watch the potter at work ;o)
Trying to make a second pot to match the first one already sitting there on the bottom shelf.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220 or my Canon G10 digital cameras.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a good set of overalls ~ for gardening, painting or pottery ~
Previous walk - 6th April 2013 - Kentmere Pike and Shipman's Knott
A previous time up here - 11th March 2013 - Gosforth Pottery and Wasdale -1-
Next walk - 10th April 2013 - Carrock Fell and High Pike with Brina