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#211 - Cat Bells - small but perfectly formed!

Our day on Skiddaw (see post #210) had been a change from our local hills in North Wales, and a check on the weather forecast showed it looking fair for the day after.   658 more words


A Tough Job

Half term is now upon us.  This is the boy child’s first year at school (well, school nursery) and so our first half term holiday, and it’s going to be a busy one.  661 more words


Too nice to stay indoors

The lovely weather continues and today I woke to another day of gorgeous golden autumn sun.

I had thought of running up Talkin Fell, but somehow that didn’t feel like quite the right place to go, and also having cycled from Maryport to Ravenglass yesterday (feature to follow…), walking somewhere appealed instead – and I remembered that I hadn’t been up above Lanercost at Haytongate for ages – probably not since I was training for Kielder Marathon (see… 282 more words


Wast Water on Film

Time to take my Hasselblad on a little trip. Wast Water, Lake District is one the prettiest places I have been to in the world, but definitely top in England. 500 more words


Swans in the harbour

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Shine.  It wasn’t the light, which caught my attention and made me grab my phone, but the swans. 27 more words



Arnside, Cumbria, North West England.

Also, this song.



"Let's ride up through Dunnerdale" says I...

“it brings you right up into the middle of Hardknott Pass & Wrynose Pass… I can wait in the middle whilst you ‘do’ them…”

We worked out an off main road route trying to keep clear of as many of the > & >>’s as possible. 555 more words