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" Loweswater Lakes with all four Dogs "
Date & start time: Saturday 26th April 2014, 3.15 pm start.
Location of Start : Maggie's Bridge car park , Loweswater , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 134 210 )
Places visited : Maggie's Bridge, Loweswater Bothy, Holme Beck and back.
Walk details : 2.8 mls, negligible ft of ascent, 2 hours 10 mins.
High point : Seeing all the dogs enjoying themselves.
Walked with : Sophie and Chris, Ann and the dogs, Harvey, Daisy, Harry and Dylan.
Weather : Beautiful sunshine again.
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Sunshine all the way as we arrange to meet with friends for a gentle walk
which is more than suitable for old dogs, young puppies and folk awaiting a knee op.
No ups and downs but plenty to see and enjoy today.
Patient confidentiality prevents me from saying which knee . . . there's 22 to chose from !
Spring is here and the blackthorn is in bloom . . . May trees flowering in April !
This Rowan overlooking the lake is much further behind . . . not a leaf in sight.
Through the gate and into Holme Woods.
This is where they often moor the boats in the summer.
A wood carving of a duck sits on the beach next to the bothy, as does a bottle of milk.
It's that "keep it in the lake to stay cool" trick as the bothy doesn't have a refrigerator.
The tree swing was put to use . . . but no video action . . . sorry.
Chris is kept busy throwing sticks for the older dogs.
Harvey, Dylan, Daisy and Harry . . . at the beach where Holme Beck enters the lake.
The water is certainly lovely and clear today.
Harry emerges from the lake with yet another stick.
The face of concern . . . has Dylan got his stick, are there any treats or is he just getting more attention ?
Young Dylan on the beach . . . persuaded to sit still for just a moment.
There are so many distractions . . . and so many new things to explore.
Spring means a change of colour in the woods, from winter brown to greens and blues.
The first of the bluebells are beginning to show here in Holme Woods.
Alongside the track . . . a small display taking advantage of shelter provided by the roots of a large tree.
Close-up on the new blooms just starting to open.
" Bluebells by the French impressionist Monet " . . . .
If the truth be known it was an accidental shutter release as I tried to get a picture of Dylan next to the flowers.
He never did stand still long enough for a picture . . . but I left this one in as I thought it looked interesting.
Over the Holme Beck on the woodland bridge . . . just a back-track now to Maggie's Bridge and home.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Nikon P520 digital camera.
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Previous walk - 21st April 2014 - Causey Pike with Jen
A previous time here - 9th November 2010 Holme Force with Gareth
Next walk - 28th April 2014 - " First Rannerdale Bluebells "