Welcome to Cumbria!

by Helen Hooker November. 21, 2016 1678 views

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!

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Jean Paul Escalera 3 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful! We lived in England for many years and I'm sad to admit that we never went to the Lake District. Shame on us!

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Ben Mckechnie 4 years ago

These are gorgeous. I love the snow-capped pikes contrasting with the golden trees -- you've captured 2 seasons in one frame! I've never been to the Lake District, despite being English, so I might have to make the trip over when I'm visiting my sister in the North-East. Great post, Helen!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Ben Mckechnie 3 years, 11 months ago

Thank you so much Ben! I only had one full day there but loved it - I can heartily recommend a visit. I got absolutely soaked and frozen on the next day but it was worth it for the photos!

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Antonio Gil 4 years ago

Such beautiful landscapes Helen

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Helen Hooker Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 11 months ago

Thank you Antonio!

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Gillian Parsons 4 years ago

Beautiful scenes from a wonderful place.................John and I have spent many happy times there......walking sadly as we age the walking is more difficult wonderful work as always Helen.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Gillian Parsons 3 years, 11 months ago

Thanks Jill. It's a beautiful place - just a shame it's so far from home!

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