Monday, April 28, 2008

28th April 2008: Only one more day after this!

We woke once again to the sound of rain, but thought, well, we might as well enjoy the last couple of days, so set off south to Grasmere for another batch of gingerbread (to last for a little while when we get back) and then off west into Langdale and over Wrynose Pass: it was wet, but fortunately traffic was light so the pass was easier to navigate than usual.
We then turned south down the Duddon Valley in the direction of the coast and stopped to photograph this cataract, the image comprises four separate ones, of course.
At this point it came on to rain really hard so we diverted over the hilltops

to Broughton Bridge, picking up the coast road and arriving in Millom in good time for a roast pork chips and peas lunch in the bridge hotel for a very reasonable £4, which is at least half what you would pay anywhere else, especially as that included a cup of tea.
The weather was pretty good on the way back and we got to the caravan mid afternoon, when Pat decided to have a rest, and I decided to walk to the Bowden stone,

a mile south of Grange.
It was worth the walk and there were school parties doing cliff climbing and abseiling,

and I also walked down to the river and took some images of the wonderful scenery and the crystal clear stream.
Later back at the caravan I was processing the images when suddenly two Roe deer walked out of the wood and close by the caravan. I was able to snatch a couple of shots of the doe, but some people walked up and startled them off at the crucial moment!

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