Thursday 7 January. 9.45 am start.
From Whitwell with Harry, on a day which promised rain, delivered some, but not so much as to soak us. There were puddles on the path round the new lagoon areas, but only one had to be waded through. Just over fifteen miles, at a decent pace with lunch at the Horse and Jockey at Manton.
|Equipped for a long walk|
|Setting off from Whitwell|
|The Rutland Belle at anchor|
|Over the dam|
|Dramatic lighting effects|
|Approaching the sailing club|
|Hebridean sheep at home in the wet grass near the lagoons|
|Egleton church, whose porch provided a seat for wringing out wet socks. . .|
|Lo, there is sun|
|A few of the lapwings catching the sunlight against the dark sky|
|Photo AM on phone.|
|Rain, what rain?|
|That old groundsheet has proved useful|
|Like giants refreshed . . .|
Photos by HH.