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" Loweswater Reflections "
Date & start time: Monday 4th November 2013, 3.40 pm start.
Location of Start : Maggie's Bridge car park, Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 134 210 )
Places visited : Watergate Farm, Holme Woods, Holme Beck and back.
Walk details : 2.5 mls, negligible feet of ascent, a liesurely 1 hours 40 mins.
Highest point : The colours of the late afternoon sun.
Walked with : John and Dee, Ann and the dogs, Amber, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Sunshine and blue skies all the way.
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A second walk this afternoon included both dogs
and as the weather was so superb we decided to walk over to Loweswater from Maggie's Bridge.
We were joined by friends Dee and John and their dog Amber for a another fine local walk.
[ Amber by the way is an older half-sister to our two which is how we first met. ]
Myself and John following on behind it seems . . . is this a first ?
Our excuse . . . we had been taking photos !
Harry seems to be walking the wrong way in this photo . . . maybe it was due to that other dog.
While you're here, check out the grass that we had been taking pictures of . . . notice anything unusual ?
Autumn Gossamer . . . extremely thin spiders web silk covered all the fields here about.
Apparently young spiders extrude a length of thread which catches the wind and whisks them off to pastures new.
Quicker than walking it seems . . . even though some of the journeys are only a few feet !
With all those strands, just guess at the number of spiders !
On the borderline between light and dark . . . a tree by the lake.
Looking round, the fells are as clear as a bell . . . here Little Dodd rising up to Hen Comb.
Mellbreak standing clear of the meadows of the valley.
The brown summit of Grasmoor can be seen above the western face of the fell,
a view that is normally hidden from us in the centre of the village.
A wider view of the Whiteside-to-Whiteless-Pike range of fells.
The breeze is non-existent and so the lake is flat calm this afternoon.
[ The fourth bar of the fence is a reflection by the way.]
Catch a photo quickly . . . as ripples from one of the dogs spreads across the water.
The afternoon sunshine falling on the whole of Darling Fell on the opposite side of the lake to us.
Through the gate . . . and a view of the same fence from the other side.
Reflections in colour.
Zooming in on the lake . . . which is taking colour from the fell side beyond.
Trying the more artistic shot . . . with a branch in the foreground !
An abundance of wild fowl on the lake today . . . here a male and female Mallard cut a swathe through the colour.
The bow wave from the Coot adds a silver line through the reflections.
A closer shot with a different background colour (and some out-of-focus green leaves).
Standing back and taking in the view from the Bothy by the lake side.
The Loweswater View.
Where the Holme Beck reaches the lake is a small beach
where the stream sends out ripples of its own into the still water.
Myresyke House across the water.
The colours round the lake are deeper
and the shadow of Mellbreak is climbing up the face of Grasmoor once more.
Bethan takes time out in the undergrowth by the lake side.
Harry is still game for a dip in the lake . . . at least it will wash out some of the mud from his legs.
Two red-legged ducks take off as we pass by.
The summit of Askill Knott and Darling Fell are the only things left in the sunshine as we leave for home.
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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.
This site best viewed with . . . a stillness to duplicate the colours.
Previous walk - 4th November 2013 - First Frost and a Mellbreak Meander
A previous time up here - 23rd March 2013 - March Snow in Holme Woods
Next walk - 9th November 2013 - Vintage Sports-Car Club Lakeland Hill Climb at Honister