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" Low Ling Crag and visitors. "

Date & start time: Saturday  3rdMay 2014, 2 pm start.

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

Places visited : Crummock Water under Mellbreak to Low Ling Crag.

Walk details :  4.6 mls,  400 feet of ascent, 2 hour.

Highest point : The high ground overlooking Crummock,

Walked with : Jo, Ann and the dogs, Amber, Jodie, Harry and Dylan.

Weather : Overcast and dry though rain was a possibility.

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On Saturday Jo was over and we all managed a local walk, shorter than some due to

her older dog and our youngster, neither of whom are capable of big walks at present.

The weather was overcast and threatening rain . . . but that's no reason not to go out and enjoy the day.

Being local we didn't take too many photos

but this was the rather nice view as we walked the top lakeside path under Mellbreak.

Swaledale Ewe and her lambs.

These youngsters are old enough now to venture out onto the open fell.

The Iron Stone . . . origins of the name unknown.

Across the water . . . Rannerdale Farm and behind it the blue colour of the Rannerdale Bluebells.

Their location is unusual as there is no natural woodland shade associated with these flowers.

Perhaps it is the cooler, shadier conditions behind the fell that suit them . . . or maybe the remnants of the bones

of the warriors that fought in the Battle of Rannerdale (as legend would have it) have added to the fertility of the soil.

Down on the beach at Low Ling Crag, Harry has a paddle . . . Dylan declined.

Jo on Low Ling Crag with her older dog, Jodie.

I persuaded Dylan to sit still for a moment . . .

. . . and also managed to get Harry to bring his stick over and be in the subsequent photo.

As we arrived, two families landed their canoes on the beach.

As we left, they had set up camp and were hoping for a nice evening and night wild camping.

Hope they were well equipped with warm clothing as the breeze was quite unforgiving this afternoon.

Back home in the warm . . . Jo and Dylan.

Jodie found the nice comfortable blue rug . . . and Dylan curled up in her legs for a rest.

He won't find the fur as long as Harry's but hopefully it was just as warm and comforting as normal.

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The following day we had a brief but no less delightful visit from friends.

Tony and Catherine Whatmough and their spaniel Meg were over on holiday from West Yorkshire.

Meg, Harry and Dylan.

All three were rather excited at meeting each other . . . hold your cursor over the picture to quieten the dogs down.

You see . . . turn away and they're up again !   (2 pictures by Catherine and Tony)

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Following Doug and Betty's visit last week, they sent us a photo for our archive . . . Many thanks Doug.

The photo Doug sent of Ann and myself withthe dogs.
Another visitor to Oak Cottage in the last few days (my picture).

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

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed with . . . a  big slab of home made cake when we arrived home.

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