Windermere late afternoon

Windermere late afternoon


Walk leader* Route* Weather* Walkers* Apologies and Excuses* Comments* Evening Meal* Picture Gallery


Walk leader

Michael


Route

Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Troutbeck - Robin Lane - Jenkyns Crag - Kelswick Woods - Ambleside. SAGA walk - Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Jenkyns Crag - Kelswick Woods - Ambleside.


Weather

Dry, cloudy with sunny intervals. Chilly when exposed.


Walkers

Michelle, Michael, Evelyn, George, Carol, George G, Lance, Ashley.


Apologies and Excuses

Ron, Sandy and girls - Sandy not well

Julie - in Australia

Bernie - on the piste

Philippa - couldn't get out of bed in time


Comments

Most expensive car park in the world (6). Lots of people. Smelly in places. Had to rescue Evelyn's stick which nearly fell into Skelghyll Force. There was a hot steep initial climb ('sarky' comments from an athletic climber with a West Highland terrier). There were lots of wells in Troutbeck: St. John's, St. Catherine's, St. James'. Also a lot of gates with unusual hinges: a 'revolting' gate, an offset-hinge gate, a spooky gate, a gate that sounded like a bird singing, also gateposts without a gate, and '38 wouldn't go' gate.

Stopped for drinks in the 'Mortal Man'. Nice beer. Established that the young of a pidgeon must be a robin, because you never see them together. The conversation deteriorated rapidly - to blow jobs in Glasgow and a competition about the best tosser. Ashley embarrassed a young lady who offered to take our photo and said that Ashley had a tiny one and how did he make it work? Later on we could see on the horizon the place where we had had lunch at the top. Mike found a rare and precious mineral - purple with a chocolate centre. Later had a tea break overlooking Windermere, disturbing a lady's moment of solitude. We could see a nice garden in the distance through the binoculars, and a huge double decker bus(?!!).

Wildlife: Robins singing but difficult to see; a wren, several ducks, and a hare. Carol saw a red squirrel en route.

GG bought 2 pairs of boots on the cheap in Ambleside - Lance just bought one pair.


Evening meal

The Rat at Anick. Nicest lamb cutlets Michelle has ever tasted. A bit dim so we couldn't see what we were eating.


Picture Gallery

February's walkers at the car park

February's walkers at the car park

By the little house Ambleside

By the little house Ambleside

At Skelghyll Force

At Skelghyll Force

Mirth at the 'Mortal Man'

Mirth at the 'Mortal Man'

Approaching Windermere

Approaching Windermere

We spot our lunchtime stop

We spot our lunchtime stop in the distance

Above Windermere

Above Windermere

Teabreak

Teabreak

A strange being

A strange being


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