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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.
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.
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 !
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.
WHICH IS MORE THAN CAN BE SAID FOR THIS F-15 FLYING LOW OVER THE COTTAGE !
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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.
Staying low but staying in the sun, we take the path around the edge of the forestry.
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.
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.
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"
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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.
Previous walk - 11 - 16 th November 2013 - A Wedding and a Weekend
A previous time up here - 11th January 2011 Knock Murton - winter sunshine
Next walk - 30th Nov 2013 - Local Mellbreak and Crummock Water