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" Three Days in a Week "

Date & start time: 3rd to the 5th November 2014.

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

Places visited : Crummock Water locally and Ling Fell.

Walk details :   Both local walks of about a hour and a half.

Highest point : The weather !

Walked with : Myself (Ann) and the dogs, Harry and Dylan.

Weather : Variable . . . sunshine, rain, cloud inversions, thunder, a bit of everything.

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It's been a mixed week of weather here in Loweswater this week.

Roger has been at work and when out and about locally I rarely take my camera.  However, our friend Mary who visited us last week

said how much she and others enjoy just seeing what the Lakes are like, whatever the weather.

So here goes . . .

 A glorious view looking down valley, taken from our bedroom window not long after sunrise on Monday morning.

Would the weather stay dry for the day  ahead ?

Not at all . . . sunshine and rain as seen from our back door later on.

Bright colours and clear views after a heavy shower passed through.

Turning around it was clear that there was plenty more rain on the way !

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"I still want a walk though . . .
 . . . I'm ready to go even if you are not !"

So it's down to Lanthwaite woods, where the River Cocker is flowing full and fast.

Plenty of it has spilled over and our riverside path is really wet underfoot.

As mentioned previously, it was friend Mary who prompted me to take these photos this week .

We walked here with her here last Friday, it was drizzly then but the path was much drier and the river was considerably lower.

Today, when the dogs sank up to their tummies, I decided to abandon the lower path and strike up to the one above.

A walk through the wet undergrowth was preferable to wading through puddles.

Dylan made the most of the bracken and fallen trees as we made our way up.

He's too fast for my camera !

Mission accomplished,

we clamber on to the main track through the woods.

We reach the beach,

where Dylan's ears have a mind of their own in the breeze.

Harry's usual expression at the beach. . . "Stick please".

Further up the forest track we pass the boathouse beach . . .

. . . and make our way to the edge of the woods where the beck is rushing down to the lake.

We spent many a pleasant time this past summer sitting on that log. Not today !

Back to the boathouse to enjoy yet more swimming . . . I hasten to add Harry and Dylan's pleasure, not mine !

Views of Mellbreak across Crummock as we make our way back home.

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The next day was Tuesday and a very different start to the day in our garden.

We are under an " inversion cloud " this morning.

We have a mist in the valley but the mountains are probably clear and enjoying the sunshine.

Just a hint of blue skies above the cloud as conditions brighten.

Here we go, what a difference a few minutes make as the mist begins to clear !

This photo is taken from our bedroom, looking towards the very hazy outline of Whiteside.

Glorious views again as the skies cleared and the mist hovered above Crummock.

However this beautiful sunshine only lasted for about three hours then it bucketed with rain for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

The Lakes weather is certainly full of variety !

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Wednesday was as different as chalk and cheese from the previous afternoon.

Wall to wall sunshine all day, I even had time to enjoy a cuppa or two in the garden.

I set off with Harry and Dylan to catch a sunset from Ling Fell summit.

Skiddaw from the summit of Ling Fell as a cloud behind catches the late afternoon glow.

Golden dogs at the summit. Such a peaceful place  . . .

Dylan seems to have developed a halo! A sun-dog bow ?!

Looking towards the West Cumbrian coast as the sun drops behind a bank of distant cloud.

No sign as yet of the forecasted cloud and heavy rain which would be the main feature of the following day.

And so to bed . . . well not quite as it's only half four,

but the moon is shining brightly behind Sale Fell and Skiddaw

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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 . . . the sunshine rather than the rain.

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