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" Local and First Walk Back - "

Date & start time: 13th August 2015 and the week following.

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

Places visited : Local, Keswick and a short Mosedale walk.

Walk details :   2.75 mls, 750 feet of ascent, an hour or so.

Highest point : The sunnier parts of the week.

Walked with : Myself and Dylan.

Weather : Variable, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

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Back from our short trip down south

and we are playing catch up with all  the jobs as well as reporting for duty and work.

The weather has been very variable but these are pictures of the nicer bits, both here in the valley and elsewhere.

Rainy days and fast changing weather often brings a respite at the end of the day.

The cloud on the high fells disperses and the sun can break through, often shining yellow or pink through a watery western sky.

Clearing skies over Low Fell.

The sun sets behind the large tree at this time of year.

In late June it was setting behind the lower slopes of the fell.

One evening the face of Grasmoor really reflected the sunset colours.

Adding an "Ayres Rock Effect" to the valley for a brief few minutes.

On the night of the 13th we looked to the skies to view the Perseids Meteor shower

Above the house you can make out The Plough or Great Bear and the North Star at the top of the picture.

To the north east the 'W' shaped constellation of Cassiopeia in the centre of this photo.

Despite the 30 second exposure and the occasional meteor passing through the sky I sadly failed to get a good picture.

I think they came through every forty seconds just to be awkward.  Still, it was an predictably impressive display and worth going outside to see.

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Keep clear . . . man at work.

The price of wool has crept up so sheering the sheep is financially worthwhile again for Gordon . . . just.

We have a volunteer First Responder Group in the valley and I was able to quickly turn out and assist on an emergency callout this week.

The air ambulance and doctor were in attendance in 15 minutes, the road ambulance was still 40 minutes away.

This is an important yet voluntary-funded part of our local emergency services, so part of the money that we hope to raise

from our forthcoming Loweswatercam 2016 Calendar will be donated to this great cause.

With a week off it was back to work in Keswick at the end of the week.

This was The Moot Hall Square full of happy tourists and shoppers enjoying the sunshine.

Did you spot Sir Lancelot in the background ?

On a grand day there's no better way to spend a day but to go cruising on the Derwent Water Launches.

If you only have ten minutes spare at lunchtime you can always go down to Hope Park and see them on the model boat attraction.

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No major walks this week but I did take Dylan up towards Mellbreak for a brief extra walk.

No big camera but the weather was nice so the phone camera came into play.

This is Whiteside from the start of the Mosedale track.

heading up on the flanks of Mellbreak and looking back down the Lorton Valley.

The heather is starting to bloom nicely . . . must get out on the higher fells and enjoy it to the full.

The ground up here is rougher than expected, the bracken masking potential problems underfoot.

Up the valley till we see the Holly Tree and then turn for home.

Back to Harry's pool . . . no Harry today as he had a shorter walk this morning.

The colour in the water is due to recent heavier rains . . . which has also made the water temperature fall quite significantly.

Back down the track to Kirkhead Farm.

" Good Afternoon "

By the time we were walked back towards the Kirkstile the sun had gone in

and it was time to put the kettle on for a "nice cup of tea".

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Finally, photos sent by friends who stayed at Rose Cottage opposite and enjoyed taking Dylan for walks during their stay.

John sliding down a water slide in the garden.
Connie on the Crummock lakeside path.

I wish I could get Dylan to sit so well when I ask him to do so !

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Hi Ann and Roger.   This photo is a bit similar to yours.

It was our First Responder job yesterday in Puchberg am Schneeberg in Austria.

Cheers Hans-Jürgen

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either my Canon 1100D Digital SLR or my Samsung phone on the walk.

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

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