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" Hilton and Over the Rainbow "

Date & start time: Sunday 18th August 2013.

Location of Start : The red phone box, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited : Crummock Water and around home.

Walk details :  A local walk . . . we didn't note the time.

Highest point : Meeting friends and enjoying the greater delights of the weather.

Walked with : Hilton, Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Sunshine and showers.

" Hilton and Over the Rainbow " at EveryTrail

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It's been a busy few days with friends this week and our friend Hilton was visiting over the weekend.

We manage a dog walk every day and this day was no exception and, with camera in hand, we took a few nice photos of Crummock Water

on a more watery-blue rather than a sunny-yellow day.

Hilton has been a great friend over the years, having known Ann since college days.

Mmmm . . . that mean's he's known Ann longer than I have . . . and I've been married to her for over 34 years !

" A photo log of the walk "

Chance for Hilton to try out his new camera.

In fact it is his old camera . . . it is just that now he actually owns it.

It also takes landscape pictures too . . .

This is Crummock Water looking up to the High Stile Ridge and past Buttermere to Haystacks and Great Gable.

There's a small sailing boat on the lake today which is relatively unusual as there is no easy place to launch.

There's a canoe too, but I don't know whether they are out there together or it is just a coincidence.

Back via the 'gated-road' . . . the Water Board track from the lake with half a dozen or so gates, each to open and shut on the short walk back.

Thanks to Hilton or downloading these photos before he left.

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Last week we were blessed with one of the " wonders of nature " here in Loweswater.

Sitting quietly enjoying our evening meal we noticed that the sun had burst through a rather water-laden sky . . .

and wondered what it would look like out the back of the house as there's often a nice 'sunset effect' on the hills around us.

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Sure enough, the bright sun following the rain has lit up the side of Mellbreak.

It has also lit up the tops of the trees . . . but not with that bright red "Ayres Rock" effect we sometimes get.

Instead it was the brightest, most superb rainbow we had seen in months . . . possibly ever seen from here in the garden.

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The problem with photographing rainbows is that they have a wider arc than the average field of view of a normal camera.

Technology came to the rescue to provide us . . . and you . . . with the big picture.

Ann chasing the rainbow.

The brightest of colours. . . the complete spectrum.

To see the light on the fells we went out onto the road to get a wider view . . . away from the trees.

The rainbow landed between the house at Gillerthwaite and the northern summit of Mellbreak.

Where is Judy Garland when you want her . . .(hang on ... she should be singing to you now)

A hint of a double rainbow as the light is reflected and refracted a second time.

The complete rainbow sitting squarely over the cottage . . . without the need of a safety net  . . . or special red shoes.

Gradually the light faded as the sun set behind the fells . . . and we were left with a memory of the images we had seen

. . . and a cold pudding !

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, or my Canon 1100D SLR digital camera.

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

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Previous walk - 3rd August 2013 - Three People ... Four Stones

A previous time here - 16th July 2011 A(nother) dramatic Loweswater Sunset

Next walk - 13th August 2013 - Hopebeck Valley and Binsey