A bit of a view from the Pepper Pot.
The payback for having lush green countryside on all sides is that now and again it rains. It can be a bit of a drag, but it’s particularly galling when you have a houseful of guests looking forward to exploring all of the places you’ve been whittling on about at great length at every opportunity. I suppose the sensible thing to do might have been to stop indoors and play games, drink tea, tinkle on the old Joanna, play ‘old anecdote bingo’, drink more tea etc. Which we did for a while at least. But we also dragged the kids out for some fresh air and a good dousing in the great outdoors.
On the Saturday we climbed to the Pepper Pot, walked through Eaves Wood to Waterslack and then around Haweswater.
Earthball explosion – although you can’t see it here, the ground all around this tree trunk was also covered in small brown fungal balls.
Rest stop by Haweswater.
The weather was damp and grey without being especially vile.
On Sunday (when I took no photos at all), we climbed Arnside Knott via Heathwaite and back by Arnside Tower and Eaves Wood again. The rain was more persistent, and out of the shelter of the woods where a cold wind was driving the rain, it was especially vile. From Arnside Knott where a fabulous view of the Lakeland fells might be expected, we could see nothing because we were in the cloud.
Despite the best efforts of the weather to spoil it however the weekend, seemed to be a great success and will hopefully become another regular feature in our annual round of get-togethers. Perhaps we will remember it more for the catching-up and the take-away curry, but next time the sun is going to shine. Honest.