THIS WEEK:

Tuesday 28th

A damp morning amongst the southern fells

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my first walk along the towpath of the Ulverston Canal

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the main Cumbrian West Coast railway line crossing the canal

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bullrushes and water lillies

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families of swans at the midway point

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scratty-looking youngsters

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right next to the GSK Ulverston Plant

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Morecambe Bay from Canal Foot, Chapel Island and Heysham nuclear power station

also signs of better weather out in the bay

along the length of the canal looking back into Ulverston

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the Bay Horse, Canal Foot

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11.22 am. a train cossing the Leven Viaduct

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not the usual Lancaster to Barrow DMU service

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back along the towpath lined with willowherb

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Booths, Ulverston, the "cafe end" of the building

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back at Blawith, clouds trying to lift from the Coniston fells.

Monday 27th

Windless on the lake this morning, the Monk Coniston jetty

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a few wisps of mist lifting from Grizedale

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wet roots

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reflections by the jetty

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Kendal is full of yards, this is Yard 17

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the Parish Church

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wet flags are actually gravestones

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the rose window

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by the steps of the Highgate Hotel

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busy Highgate

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an 'elderly' double-decker taking folk to Kirkby Stephen

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5 pm. drizzle and a runner by the Crown in Coniston.

 

Sunday 26th

Sunshine turning hazy this morning

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a short excursion into High Close Woods

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5.15 pm. near the Monk Coniston Jetty

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the village has quietened down from earlier, drizzle has helped.

Saturday 25th

An enormous bee (fortunately) resting on the outside of our front door this morning

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up through Skelghyll Woods onto Kelsick Scar

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the bronze plaque above Jenkin Crag

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one of the two Manchester Aqueduct Observatories on Kelsick Scar

over Black Fell to the Coniston fells

St Mary's in Ambleside, Nab Scar and Ullscarf

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gorgeous up here

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the big holiday complex of Pullwod Bay across Windermere

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in the tall bracken, the second observatory, Windermere and a bit of Belle Isle in the distance.

Friday 24th

A still Rydal Water, passing Nab Cottage, taken from the 555 Keswick bus

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Keswick, colourful

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another hop on the X5 bus and we're in the main street, Cockermouth

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Richard Southwell Bourke in marble, in sunshine

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sign in a shop window

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another bus, the railway station, Workington

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Workington Docks

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on the West Cumbrian Coast under The Howe, the view across the Solway to Criffel

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past the Solway wind turbines to the coast of South West Scotland

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more clouds on the North Western fells

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the 555 bus back to Ambleside, nice hat.

Thursday 23rd

In the garden of Brantwood, leading down to the jetty

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looking up to the house from the honeysuckle

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4.10 pm. the S. Y. Gondola coming in to pick up passengers for Coniston

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setting off towards the Monk Coniston jetty

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everywhere around the head of the lake harvesting.

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