On New Year’s Eve it was frosty, even near the coast, where the gulf stream usually keeps the temperatures a little higher than inland.
We drove to a National Trust car park beyond Keswick and walked into the town. After lunch we walked back. The light was superb for photography.
We were surprised and impressed by the improvements to the footpaths, which had been made since we last walked this route (almost a year earlier).
I have mentioned previously that whenever we visit this area we see lots of robins. In the afternoon the light on the trees and on the new accessible boardwalk was fascinating.
Although I have managed to avoid people in most of my snaps, it was the busiest we have ever known on the footpaths. I didn’t take any photos of the jetties as there were people on most of them! The paddle-boarder is merely a smudge in the top collage. Leaving at around sunset we were delayed by a long queue of traffic trying to pass through Keswick, where there were diversions due to road-works. However the orange sky was beautiful all the way home.
Just for the record I didn’t spot any wildflowers in bloom.
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