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" Local with Gareth and a Birthday "

Date & start time: The week commencing 10th November 2014.

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

Places visited : Cinderdale to the Boathouse, Holme Woods and Scale Hill to the Boathouse via the high ground.

Walk details :   Three local walks, each of an hour and a half or so.

Highest point : Lanthwaite Hill, Loweswater, 667 ft - 205 m.

Walked with : Gareth, Ann and our dogs, Harry and Dylan, plus myself on the third walk.

Weather : Variable, occasional showers and sunny intervals.

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Our son Gareth is up for the week and after the Castle Crag walk on Sunday we had a relaxed week

walking the dogs locally in and around Loweswater.  The variable weather made for interesting views

and the varied lighting showed the valley and the lake in its many guises.

Starting with a self-ie with Gareth and Ann (left).

Above, the two dogs enjoyed the walk which started at

Cinderdale car park and followed the lake down to the boathouse.

The views across to Mellbreak and distant Red Pike were highlighted by bright shafts of sunlight.

Harry waiting patiently  . . . asking for a stick no doubt.

Dylan looking very grown up, standing on the log that was virtually under water a week or so ago.

Harry, now on the beach by the boathouse . . . still waiting for a stick.

That's better . . .

It looks like he's saying to Dylan  "Go away, this is mine, you've got your own to play with."

Ann and Dylan enjoying the beach.

Dylan has recently been known to launch into deeper water for a short swim to collect a stick

but usually leaves it to Harry . . . and then pinches the it off him in the shallows.


At the end of the day . . .

Dylan always cuddles up to Harry, here using him as a pillow.

Even though Dylan is nearly eleven months old

they are still very close and usually sleep next to each other.

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Later in the week Ann took Gareth over to Holme Woods

to see the waterfalls currently on our front page.

The picture here is a vertical panorama

taken directly from his phone that day.


Turning the phone sideways he captured the view from the house . . . during a subsequent period of less favourable weather.

It was late in the day and the sunset added a slight pink hue to the clouds.

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Often the Remembrance weekend coincides with Ann's birthday

but this week her birthday was in fact on the subsequent Tuesday.

We wined and dined at Quince and Medlar in Cockermouth.

This is Ann and I looking a bit posh, as befits the location . . . we can scrub up well if the occasion demands !

Gareth too finds a shirt for the occasion but refused my offer of a local tie to complete his ensemble.

I could use a different one after all . . . but as he didn't want to borrow it, it seemed too good to leave at home.

Thanks to Colin and Louise for a lovely meal and a lovely surprise for dessert.  

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If you are a foodie searching for a top quality dining experience, this is the place for you!

The atmosphere is warm and intimate, the service friendly and unobtrusive,

and the ingredients are picked to compliment each other perfectly, all being cooked to the highest standard."

I can do no better than to quote another diner who visited the restaurant recently.

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Later in the week I was able to join them on another favourite local walk,

to the top of Lanthwaite Hill (the sunny one in the photo) and onward to the boathouse once again,

this time from the opposite direction.

Recent rains have caused the fields to flood slightly and today the dramatic light is reflected in the temporary pools.

Walking up from the car park through the mixed woodland at Scale Hill.

Across the forest track, onward and upward.
Upward . . . into the sunshine we saw earlier.

Looking back across the valley at Jenkin and Godferhead farm, with Carling Knott in the background.

Climbing up above the woodland we get a clear view across to Low Fell.

In fact the view across the whole width of the Lorton Valley was rather nice today.

From the summit there is a fine view all around, here looking across to our cottage and the Loweswater Fells.

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Gareth gets his phone out again . . . not that he ever really puts it away ;o) . . .

Time to try his panorama mode again.

Click here or on the photo above for a Loweswatercam i-phone 360 degree annotated panorama.

We're so happy at the result we dance for joy.

Don't believe us . . . hold your cursor over the picture then !

Here's looking at Dylan . . . he didn't think much of the performance . . . and looks like he is trying to say something.

“ They’ll never make Strictly ” ~ Regards,  Peter Cook.

" You won't get a ten from Len !! " ~ Love your site ~ Ann D.

" Dancing? – Phew! Why don´t they look at the beautiful sun rays up valley at Rannerdale knotts ?" ~ Helmut H.

Let us know what you think the caption should read !

Time to be heading down to the boathouse . . . I think that cloud has a silver lining.

Yes . . . it was clearing nicely . . .
. . . with a fine sunburst on the water.

We walked around the woods

and eventually headed down to the boathouse that Gareth and Ann reached a few days ago.

Heading home past the weir at the foot of the lake . . . the water is flowing well after the recent rains.

Back through the woodland.

The water was not that high and we completed our walk by following the riverside path back to the road.

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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 variety of weather and local scenery.

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