• Cumbria Again

    I was driving back from Scotland yesterday in heavy rain, wondering whether to go straight home or stop off somewhere to do some Christmas shopping. As I drove down the M6 south of Penrith, the sky looked a bit brighter over to the south west…so I took a quick detour off the motorway at Shap and made my way over towards Ambleside. With no particular aim in mind (and shopping still on the cards), there looked like a tantalising bright area in the clouds, so I decided to carry on through Ambleside and take the road through Langdale. At this point the clouds joined up again and it started to…

  • Cumbria

    I had a good couple of days in Cumbria earlier this month. Theoretically the light and colours would provide great opportunities on the two days between giving talks at Keswick, Moreton and Workington. Unfortunately the first day was a complete wash out, with heavy rain throughout most of the day…and the second was, on the whole a bit wishy-washy. Just my luck! Here are a few shots from the second day. It all fuels the wish to go back of course, to capture some better shots 🙁

  • Langdale Fells and Blea Tarn

    “Lets have a couple of days in the Lake District – the weather forecast is really good.” Although the autumn colours have not yet developed, the bracken is turning brown and the colours on the fells are quite attractive at this time of year and, after all it’s our wedding anniversary…so off we went. Good Forecast? Well, just don’t believe it. The weather in Cumbria can change from one minute to the next and one valley to the next. Add to that our inevitable BAD CHOICE of when to go anywhere and hey presto, three days of rain with just a glimmer of sun to tease us for a few…

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