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" Local and Cogra ~ one day in the sunshine "

Date & start time: Monday 19th  November 2013, sunrise to sunset.

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

Places visited : Mosser Road in the morning and Lamplugh in the afternoon.

Walk details :  Two miles and an hour or so for each.

Highest point : Towards Low Pen, opposite Knock Murton.

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

Weather : Sunshine all the way.


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Every now and then, a forecasted fine day exceeds all expectations and with shorter walks at present

we manage both a morning and an evening outing in between all the other jobs.

Living in the Lakes can certainly give you quite a busy life.

T'was a cold morning this morning . . . and there's a heavy frost on the car windscreen . . . not that I have far to go today.

There was a good frost on the south facing windows of the house too but that was melting fast in the bright morning sun.

Here is one of the ice patterned windows to intrigue and delight even the most unappreciative.

The view up the Buttermere Valley.

Sunshine is the order of the day as I pass the Village Hall at Loweswater.

Last of the frost on the grass by this stack of logs in a local field.

The tall pine by the Village Hall, Mellbreak behind.
An old oak in the fields towards Loweswater lake.

A Loweswater Pheasant searches amongst the stones for anything interesting to eat.

A larger namesake adorns the hillside opposite.

Apparently the woodland was deliberately planted in celebration of this local resident.

I walk down beside the lake to view the Autumn colours.

The sun is high over Mellbreak so the main woodland is in shadow . . . but these reeds catch the light by the near bank.

The woodland where we were with Paula and Al last weekend.
Bright  sun . . . but in the wrong direction for woodland pictures.

For a little gentle exercise I take the dogs up the start of the Mosser Road.

Up to "John's Seat"

dedicated to the late Jon Duff and latterly his wife Mickey too.  They loved this view.

At our feet, the sunshine has failed to warm the ground

so the leaves of the nearby oak are decorated with a mild covering of winter frost.

Another fine oak, this time on the back road to Foulsyke House.

Scale Hill, and Grasmoor with some snow, seen above Lanthwaite Woods.

Another fine oak . . . you could name a cottage after that !

Time to play Good King Wenceslas

and gather in some winter fuel.


I had no able assistant today

so the wheelbarrow was in action

to carry the logs across the field back to the house.


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This would be a nice fine day to go flying

thought the RAF !


I missed the first aircraft

and only reached the camera

after the second one had passed overhead . . .

By the time I had the camera in focus the Hercules was already flying high over Haystacks.

Then it banked and turned across the face of Great Gable.

These great gentle giants of the sky are a delight due to their apparent slow nature and low pitched engine sounds.


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Ohh . . . that's better . . . it's quiet again.

An afternoon walk towards Ennerdale.

The tops of Pillar, Steeple and Caw are also snow-covered . . . but the valley is full of shadow.

We'll change plans slightly and stay in the sun as long as we can.

Parking on the Cauda Brow Road at Cross Rigg.
We follow the old mineral line up towards Knock Murton

Staying low but staying in the sun, we take the path around the edge of the forestry.

Old Walls.
Old Fences.

The view from the hause between Knock Murton and Low Pen

includes the panorama of Blake fell, resplendent in the afternoon sunshine.

Down below us, the top end of Cogra Moss reservoir.

The sun is setting fast . . . behind a small fir tree
Bethan relaxes in the afternoon glow.

Trying to tell us something . . . perhaps she is happy to be out.

Hold your cursor over the picture to see !

Time to turn for home as the sun is soon to be lost behind some low westerly cloud.

Into the dark forest plantation . . .
. . . heading for the light and the car.

The sun has not completely gone . . . as it shines on through a gap in the clouds.

In the grey light, the Isle of Man can be seen with remarkable clarity.

Is that snow on the fields out there ?

The highest point of the island is called Snaefell after all . . . in Norse that means "the snowy hill"

Click here or on the small photo above for a final Loweswatercam annotated panorama

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Many thanks to regular viewer, Brian F, who corrected me on the F-15 aircraft type !

Should have been easy . . . two tail fins not one !       Thanks Brian,  Rmh.

Well done on catching that F-15... must have been shooting from the hip.
Your viewer Brian F may also have told you it's a 492 Squadron ('Mad
Hatters') F-15E, part of the USAF 48th Fighter Wing, based at RAF
Lakenheath (about 20 minutes flying time from Loweswater). That
particular aircraft was deployed to Libya at the time of the fall of

Hercules are not so quiet ... especially if you are sitting as a dogs body super numery in the cargo bay all the way from Singapore to Hawaii and back ... and its drafty when they have the back door lowered to drop the mail !  That was on an earlier model around 1959.
Pictures were nice to see.       Lloyd, in new Zealand.


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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 warm hat and gloves for when the sun goes in.

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