and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rutland Water on foot, clockwise

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

Normanton church

Dramatic lighting effects

Approaching the sailing club

Local denizens

Manton Church

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.

Barnsdale Wood

Rain, what rain?

That old groundsheet has proved useful

Like giants refreshed . . .

Evening approaches.
A fairly large flock of lapwings, a close view of a kestrel hovering near the Egleton road, buzzards - and water birds of various kinds.

Photos by HH.


Ida Jones said...

Lovely atmospheric photos and glad you were rewarded for your efforts with some sunshine after the misty grey morning...with the help of that great combination of chocolate and coffee of course!

aliqot said...

It always works well! Cheers, Ida.