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" Visitors from Oz - for a three Day Visit "

Date & start time: Monday 20th June 2016,  4.30 pm start.

Location of Start : The Scale Hill Bridge car park, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 149 215 )

Places visited : Lanthwaite Woods to Crummock Water and back.

Walk details :    1.2 mls, 100 feet of ascent.

High point :       Getting to know old friends again.

Walked with :   Meg, Helen, Jono, Ann and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.

Weather :          Superb.

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Meg was our holiday guide at Emma Gorge Kimberley in Australia during our holiday way back in pre-digital 1998. 

We've kept in touch ever since and when she wanted to visit the UK and the Lake District

it was a perfect chance for us to return the pleasure and be her tour-guide to our part of the world.

Jono, Helen, Ann and Meg.

Our three visitors had driven up to the Lakes as part of their UK holiday.     Our long standing friend Meg currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Her friend Helen over with her is from Perth, Australia.     Jono currently lives in this country (Croyden, UK) but was also born in Perth, Australia. 

After their car journey a short walk was in order . . . where better than a walk through the woods on a warm summer afternoon.

This is the water-level monitoring station . . . high and dry above 2009 flood level (see the plaque) after weeks of lovely weather here in Loweswater.

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The warm afternoon, the summer growth on the trees

and the general air of peacefulness was a real delight.


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Quiet backwaters and the gentle River Cocker today.

The fallen trees are testament to rougher days on the river in recent years.

The swimming pool half way up the river towards the lake . . .
. . . and the view as we reached the old Scots Pine at the beach.

Harry . . . too laid back to even take a swim in the water. . .

but I had asked him to hold back so I could take a photo with undisturbed reflections.

It wasn't long before he and Dylan were enjoying the water . . . while the 'grown-ups' look on.

Meg studies a local tree stump rather intently,

much more so than I have ever done so in recent visits.

It seems to have become a "Wishing Tree"

as folk have hammered coins into the wood.


It was interesting to try and explain the background

of this rather British concept to our Australian guests.

Others took to the water while the dogs played on the beach.

This couple were "open-water swimming". . . a modern sport now enjoyed in many of the Cumbrian lakes.

They set off, heading first for the promontory on the right where Park Beck enters the lake.

The recent warm and relatively dry spell means the lake levels are down and the water is warming up nicely.

No mad, bubbling cascade but a gentle waterfall as the river passes over the small weir in the river.

A short return walk, back through the woods takes us towards home.

A lovely start to what will hopefully be a busy and interesting few days.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Canon 1100D Digital SLR.

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

This site best viewed with . . . the chance to meet up with old friends once again.

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