Both the light and my energy levels were fading fast when I completed the six hour drive to Cumbria this afternoon. I turned off the main road and headed towards Bowness-on-Windermere where I found a viewpoint overlooking Lake Windermere. The scene that awaited me made the long journey utterly worthwhile - the combination of rich autumn colours, the dramatic scenery and snow on the distant hilltops gave me an instant lift. Added to that I encountered a very cheeky robin who welcomed me to Cumbria by following me around, posing shamelessly for my camera - I could only have been about two feet from him when I took this portrait!
17 November 2016
Once I'd feasted on the view I headed down into Bowness, to the shore of Lake Windermere to make the most of the last of the light. I tried another panorama, taking in the full scale of the view - panoramas were invented for scenes like this!
And, of course, I couldn't leave without taking at least one gratuitous picture of the glorious autumn colours!