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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 20 October 2014

Derwent Water day 2



My second day in the Lake District in the North West of England did not start off that well. The rain was heavy and the clouds were low. This was Derwent Water and it was impossible to see land at the other side of the lake.
However it wasn't too long before the mist started to clear and I decided to walk around Derwent Water, a distance of about 9 miles.



Feeling confident that the weather was clearing I decided to climb Cat bells to get a better view of the lake. It wasn't a long climb but it was very steep.



It did begin to clear and the views were becoming more and more beautiful.




This was Brassenthwite Lake in the distance and Derwent Water just below me.





On reaching the top you could see the mist hadn't quite cleared. Walking alone meant I had to be extra careful as the last thing I wanted was to fall, so I was watching these wisps of cloud carefully. Luckily for me they disappeared in no time and I was rewarded with the wonderful views of the Lakeland fells.







I descended carefully and continued walking around the Lake and across the river.











The trees created wonderful shadows along the path.











A great place for having a rest.

Then back to where I started


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26 comments:

  1. Wow, what a fantastic landscape. There are lake , hills, waterfall paradise for walking. And every season is lovely there.

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  2. What an incredibly beautiful place and how wonderful to be able to walk and climb as you did!! Superb captures and what breathtaking views!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great week!!!

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  3. It turned out to be a really great day, and your pictures are wonderful! Thanks for deciding to take the walk anyway; it was well worth it. :-)

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  4. gorgeous countryside...gorgeous photos.

    You had quite the hike.

    Kudos

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  5. Now you're on familiar territory. Good thing you were not up there today and it looks even worse for Tuesday.

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  6. So often we hesitate to set off on our own. It takes a bit of courage … and a cell phone handy! You were rewarded, indeed, once the mist disappeared. Yet even with the mist, the area is lovely.

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  7. Many beautiful and great photos!

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  8. Wonderful landscapes and you've captured them so well.

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  9. Great photos of very beautiful countryside. No wonder that has been an inspiration for poets and writers for centuries. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Simply gorgeous...every step of the way. Fog and mist are one of my favorite weather! So quiet, so peaceful. And the river sparkling in the filtered sun...the bridge crossing...all such a beautiful way to take us through the heights and views and water!!!

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  11. The clouds and mist were pretty but when it cleared off, wow! what views. Nice waterfall on the river.

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  12. What a beautiful place for a walk. The views of the countryside and lake are lovely.. Wonderful post, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your new week!

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  13. Great nature shots ~ despite the weather ~ Gorgeous!

    Happy Week to you.

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. What a beautiful place and photos. I was so young when I was in the Lake District that I don't remember it.

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  15. Picture post card photos. Your climb was worth your efforts.

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  16. Wow really beautiful scenery.

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  17. You were brave to hike so far and so HIGH! Wow! Your efforts paid off with absolutely stunning scenery shots. It was fun to see the progression as the mist lifted. (I am thinking you must be very, very fit!)

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  18. You were so lucky to have the sun coming through, that makes the view so different.

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  19. Sigh! Just about my favourite 'this is what the lakes are like' walk!

    You are not far wrong with your idea about the building - development started without permission and its been sitting there every since.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne (who may be having 'word verification' issues on his blog!!)

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  20. The views are magnificent - worth the steep climb!

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  21. I love the Lake District and don't visit often enough. It was well worth the steep climb up Catbells to see those wonderful views.

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  22. The first pics look like Oregon on a rainy fall day. But your day brightened up beautifully. Great views from the climb! Very nice ..beautiful country.

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  23. Wow. The scenery is just breathtaking.

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