The Lake District & A New Acquisition

31st May 2012
A recent Trip to the Lake District saw a mixed result. The weather was alas unkind, limiting the haul of images to those i was able to get in the first couple of days - the rest of the time (another entire 3 days) saw rain, rain, rain. This was made particularly galling as the previous two weeks had apparantly seen glorious weather!
We stayed in Ravenglass, a small coastal villgae the sits on the shore of a beautiful estuary on the west coast. This is a great base for those wanting to climb Scafell Pike, Englands highest Peak (which we did - in pretty awful weather), but it's pretty remote from the rest of the lakes, so means a bit of a drive if you want to get anywhere else. We attempted Helvellyn, too, but the weather was just too bad and visibilty was down to about 10 metres. A day trip to Scotland, in the Galloway Forest was great though, out of the rain of the Lakes and with some lovely clouds and big skies. Loch Clatteringshaw is a wonderful place. Once again, a return trip is order at some point...

Below: Loch Clatteringshaw, a wonderfully wild and quiet place..

Above: A very gloomy and grey Wasdale Valley

Above: Low tide in the Ravenglass Estuary

A new addition to my family of kit, is a Canon 100-400mm L f4/f5.6 IS USM, a nice long piece of decent glass that so far i am very much enjoying learning the use of. It's yielded some very nice results and i hope to increase the amount of 'keepers' as i get more experience with it! This should come in handy with this years plans to visit Yellowstone National Park in the U.S...

Below: A Stonechat at Hengistbury Head

Above: An Egret takes flight in the last of the light at Christchurch Harbour

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