Earlier this month a steam train was scheduled to take an excursion from Saphos trains along the Cumbria Coastal Railway. The best local place for photography is probably the station as all trains stop there if only briefly. However it can be very busy and everyone wants a good spot, so I decided to snap it on its way into the station.
As I arrived at my vantage point with a view of a fairly long stretch of the line, I disturbed a rabbit and a heron. Both creatures were far quicker than the time taken to switch on my camera and point it in the right direction!
The track slopes down to the station so that trains can coast along at a reasonable speed. No puffs of smoke as there are beyond the station when it sets off again. The diesel engine in case of need had the name Roger Hosking MA, although it is not legible on my photos.
On a sunny June day I went with three other women, one of whom was our guide, to look at wild flowers growing in a limestone area near Kendal. Most of the photos I took were of wild flowers, some of which I shared on Twitter for #WildflowerHour.
The views from the plateau along which we walked were stunning.
This post is the first since early in 2020 describing a place I have visited, which was the original purpose of this blog. Hopefully there will be more similar posts in the future.