Shortly after I wrote my last post there was an amazing sunset across Crummock Water. It was one of those surprise ones that happen later in the evening when the sky is very overcast but suddenly the sun comes through between the fells and lights up Grasmoor! Almost looks like a volcano!
In the past week or so there has been an autumnal feel in the air first thing in the morning. The berries on the rowan trees seem particularly good this year, not sure if that has any bearing on predictions for the winter! We have also had a very noisy buzzard about recently – I think he must be one of this year’s fledglings who has just been booted out of the nest and not yet learned to hunt quietly!
The other Sunday I went on one of my favourite walks – Dock Tarn and Watendlath. The heather was fabulous on the fells and Dock Tarn looked stunning.
Unfortunately, we had some very heavy rain the day before and Borrowdale was hit rather badly. The repairs to the packhorse bridge at Watendlath were underway but sadly they were badly damaged by the amount of water coming off the fells. Let’s hope the repairs can soon be repaired and the old bridge then rebuilt.
I had family visiting recently and one of our excursions was to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s house. We had a lovely day with a picnic at Moss Eccles Tarn which had been bought by Beatrix Potter in 1913 – a lovely place which I had not been to before. On our return I was amused by the following notice on the Windermere ferry!