Breaks in the Lakes

Only 3 days away but how we managed to recharge the batteries a bit mentally. On the other hand, not having had much exercise for a little while we drained the physical ones. Easedale Tarn, Elterwater, The Coffin Route, Rydal Caves and Rydal Water together with Grasmere meant that we had a series of good sleeps! Here’s a few images :-

f4 Photographic Group Annual Trip

This year, the decision was made to go to the Lake District. We hadn’t been there for a number of years and it seemed like a good idea at the time.

All the arrangements were made fairly early in the year with the assumption that the Covid-19 situation would have eased and around 10 members signed up and booked. There were no signs of anything improving so one by one members cancelled out until a hardy 4 were left. I felt sorry for Cathryn from Skelwith Bridge Hotel who put up with me changing arrangements , sometimes on a daily basis. But she (and the hotel) was very welcoming, the rooms were comfortable and the food was great. Just ask about the Steak pies – they’re wonderful.

We’d chosen a number of different venues to photograph, Skelwith Bridge itself, Elterwater, River Brathay, The Langdales Crummock Water and Buttermere. A good time had by all and some excellent photographs too. Here’s a selection.

Ambleside

Sue and I have just returned from a break up in Ambleside with friends Tony & Anita Beasty and Doug and Anna Thurlow. We stayed at the Easedale Lodge with Dave and Sarah – perfect hosts. Owing to the projected deluge which was forecasted to hit East Yorkshire we had to cut our stay short by a day but still enjoyed some fine weather and a couple of good walks.

Brotherswater 3 Elterwater reflection Windermere 3