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Friday, 17 October 2014

Reflections on Derwent Water

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Lake District in the North West of England. The English Lake District is a large National Park, made up of over 80 glacial lakes, mountain tarns and reservoirs. Strictly speaking only one body of water is officially referred to as a lake - Bassenthwaite Lake. The others are referred to as mere or water. Tarns are small glacial mountain lakes.
I stayed in a beautiful guest house in Bassenthwaite village close to Derwent Water. As soon as I arrived I went for a walk alongside the water's edge.

















As with all mountainous areas, the weather changes very quickly. These photos were all taken within a couple of hours of one another.






sharing with James at Weekend reflections

25 comments:

  1. I have visited the Lake district and it is a beautiful area, you captured the atmosphere very well.

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  2. Bit like Wales, one min sunny next is rain. The place looks typical for this time of year

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  3. Every person I know who has been to the Lake District waxes lyrically about how beautiful it is. Hmm, seems like Melbourne weather there.

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  4. Lovely. Must get there one day.

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  5. what a gorgeous place.

    I'm packing my bag...

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  6. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with me. :-)

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  7. As I know from English literature is the wonderful place and famous for poets....

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  8. This looks like a wonderful area to visit. Another place to add to my list.

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  9. beautiful scenes and changing skies. love the wooden canoe in the first shot, too. :)

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  10. You had the chance to have the perfect weather to take awesome pictures : the clouds are stunning... And the light constrast on some views is so amazing... Thanks for the bowl of fresh air !

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  11. Stunning scenery with great reflections

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  12. That looks amazing! What a great trip. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Thank you for this reminder of my journey in the Lake District just a few months ago - a truly delightful and peaceful neck of the woods! Beautiful photos.

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  14. beautiful, I love the one with the red canoes.

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  15. Envious! Such beautiful skies and landscapes.

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  16. It is amazing how the pictures can change throughout the day. A beautiful area of England. Your post has brought back memories of our last trip there. We went on the cruise on the Derwent Water. I love the coloured boats and their reflections. I have been lax at getting around blogs lately (Spring gardening time) but I have just scrolled through your posts they are all so interesting.

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  17. Looks like a peaceful get away.

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  18. The sky is certainly dramatic as well as changeable. Beautiful views of the mountains and lake.

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  19. Stunning photographs! Beautiful area!

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  20. the water in the second image is like a well polished mirror. Nice reflection. :)

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  21. A very beautiful part of our world. I love the dramatic changes in scenery due to the weather.

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  22. I love those canoes shots! Just beautiful!

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