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" Calmer Seas at Whitehaven "

Date & start time: Thursday  9th January 2014.

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

Places visited : A walk through Holme Wood and a trip to Whitehaven

Walk details :   Local walk for an hour plus a visit to  the coast.

Walked with : Myself and our dog, Harry.

Weather : Calmer and drier, better at the coast.


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After a rough series of winter storms the calmer weather provides a welcome respite. 

There are grey skies in the fells today but it was brighter for a brief visit to Whitehaven where I had chance to walk the seafront.

First a brief visit over to The Bothy in Holme Woods to stretch our legs, all six of them.

Loweswater Village Hall with a backdrop of a rather misty set of fells.

Mellbreak is in cloud above 1500 feet.

Hen Comb summit is missing, only little Dodd on this end stands clear.

Not too many photos as it is not a brilliant photogenic day

but each visit is different and you notice the changes of season and the subtle changes in the woods.

A fine old oak tree, grey in it's winter colours.
This beech (?) has a lot of new growth at its base.

The lower bridge over Holme Beck.

The pebble beach has changed as the flood waters of recent weeks has brought down more stones.

No-one in the Bothy this week Harry !

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Ann and I also managed a quick visit to Whitehaven

We didn't manage to get over during the storms but appreciated many photos on the web from people living more locally.

Today, down on the coast, there's even some blue sky.

Here the Whitehaven Beacon Museum looks out over the marina.

The Wave Sculpture and the start of the C2C cycle route.

The real waves far exceeded the height of the sculpture as they broke over the harbour walls recently.

A bronze sculpture representing a shoal of fish swirling around in the sea.

Whitehaven has a long fishing tradition here on the west coast.

The inner harbour with some of the working boats safe under the harbour wall.

New seafront development overlooks the marina.

All calm today.

but in recent days the high tides, driven by the strong storm winds lifted the sea till it almost covered this breakwater.

Whitehaven harbour looking north along the coast.

The west coast rail line suffered problems in the recent weather with landslides onto the track and damage from the waves.

A final photo as the cloud builds and we have to get back.

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Just a few recent photos courtesy of the local marina website . . .

Whitehaven beats the storms  . . . .  Whitehaven Marina report

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, or my Nikon P520 digital camera.

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