Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sunday 3rd April 2011 A visit to Wast Water

For once a promising morning weather wise, so we headed west through the Newlands Valley towards the coast, through some very pleasant countryside
Our intention was to visit our favourite Cafe in Gosforth, and we arrived about 11:30, time for a walk round and a couple of photos, like this one of the pebble mosaic ( a big feature of this area) showing the  the Gosforth coat of arms
The Lakeland Hotel Cafe is on the upper floor of this building, reached by a spiral staircase, we can recommend it if you are ever in the area
There's usually a couple of specials on every day, and our choice today was Bacon and Mushroom Quiche with salad and chips, we both agreed it was the best Quiche we have ever tasted, and the portions were very generous!
Feeling rather full we set off for the far end of Wastwater, hoping for sunshine to give modelling the the slopes
Well, it was almost sunny! anyway we came back down the side of the lake and stopped to photograph the screens, but the sun obstinately refused to come out for us.
The sheer size of the screes is hard to depict in a photograph, they are up to 700 feet high, and the lake is alleged to be that deep too!
We then had the choice to return to camp via the boring Coast Road, or via Hard Knott and Wrynose passes.
Because you can't really stop to take phorographs, you can't really do justice to the steepness and hairpin bends of these passes, so I'll have to be content to show you the view from the top of Wrynose pass looking inland to the East
Then it was back home for tea, a really great day out!

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