Fascinating jetties

The jetties on Derwentwater were all rebuilt following the flooding during Storm Desmond in  December 2015.

I was fascinated by the different views of them reflected in the lake. Vertical lines were lining up differently as we walked along the path.


The woods near Derwentwater

This is the second in a series of posts with photos from a day in September. We parked in a National Trust car park, where there are picnic benches. A robin entertained us while we finished our lunch.

Then we explored a more direct path towards Keswick than our usual route. There were beautiful trees and bushes. The trees included oaks, beech, sycamore and other deciduous trees. Posting my phone photos so long after they were taken, I am uncertain of the identity of the trees, which I would recognise in the woods.


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Rather than tell the story of our day in a time-line, I have grouped photos from similar areas. The first three (A woodland tree, Guelder rose and Beside Derwentwater) are from early afternoon and the rest from our walk back to the car later. Future posts will include the lake and a park in Keswick. Both have featured on this blog before. However the scenery changes with the seasons and with the variation of sunlight during a single day.

I spotted the sticker on a bramble leaf. Someone had visited a National Trust property (Allan Bank at Grasmere) and disposed of their sticker in a cheeky manner. Being paper it will rot down eventually, but it would have been better to put it in a bin.

Walking back along Derwentwater

This is the fourth and final post in my series about a day in October.  I posted my photos taken on the way to Keswick in the first post.

The light changes through any day.  The sun shines from a different direction and clouds move into or out of the area.  In this case more clouds appeared as the day went on.  Walking in a different direction means that different views are more prominent.  I did turn round to take some of the photos I am posting here.

The view from Friar’s Crag (and other places along Derwentwater) is usually described as looking into the Jaws of Borrowdale.  Borrowdale is a valley among some fells, which are challenging for walkers.

My camera on my phone must have some clever software.  For certain shots it displays the word Backlight.  The sort of cameras I have used in the past did not take good photos looking towards the sun!

There are many kinds of habitat – Fresh water, running water, marshland, meadows, fells (Lake District hills/mountains), woodland and stony shorelines.

On our way back to the car park through the woods, acorns were dropping out of the trees around us.