I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN

Monday, 22 March 2010

A WEEK OFF (18/03/10)

I left Keswick a week ago and have since suffered from boils, plague, aching joints and incapacitating lassitude. We stayed in Ingleton where internet is patchy to non existent. We are now on the east side of lake Windemere where, despite assurances to the contrary we still have no internet connection.

Things are however looking brighter, I’m feeling a lot better, we are in a wood that purports to accommodate Roe Deer, Red Deer, Red Squirrels, Owls and a wide variety of waterfowl. This site is the proud holder of a David Bellamy Conservation Award!…… It must be true then!

We went for a walk round the Deer and Squirrel trail, very steep, almost killed me and then back to the lakeside where at last we found wildlife, Mallard, Canada Geese and a particularly irascible Mute Swan. He allowed me to crouch down for one close up and no sooner had the shutter fired than out came his wings and I received a good peck on the shoulder. Molly found this highly entertaining, she had to have a quick leak before she could remonstrate with it. I, on the other hand will take it some bread next time, the white unhealthy sort.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA        Looks as if ‘Butter wouldn’t melt.’ Evil wee devil.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis was the view from my sick bed. There are many worse places to succumb to Malaria.


At least the Molly had plenty of company.


She just wishes her legs were longer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Spring is slowly making itself felt. There is still snow on the hills but Snowdrops aplenty a thousand feet lower.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   The view over Windemere, not a bird, seal or whale in sight.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinally a tree at sunset last night. This is a P’shop job, not a perfect selection, I’ll have to have a think about the halos on the fine twigs. Will have another go and if I can get it to work, post the method on the other Blog.

All in all an unproductive week. It’s heaving it down at present but we’ll see what the next seven days brings us.



  1. I've never been clear what an 'ague' is - but looking at your photos of mists and water . . . do you think you've got one? (An ague.)


  2. That swan shot is awesome. If you look close you can see the threads from the last photographers jacket hanging from its beak! They are deceptive little... buggers aren't they? ;o)

    I love the view from your sick bed - that shot is one of my favourites that you've shown us. I'm sorry to hear that you were so under the weather though! Hope you're good as new soon!

  3. I do like that view from the sick bed.
    Hope you're much better now Adrian.
    It's good to see Molly enjoying it all.

  4. Gremlins in blogland. Not sure if the comment worked, so I'll try again. If it did, just put it down to me repeating myself.

    I do like that view from the sick bed.
    Hope you're much better now; plague can be quite nasty this time of year.
    Good to see Molly enjoying it all.

  5. There are some lovely shots here Adrian but I especially liked the comment about the bread, I burst out laughing after reading that line... :-)

  6. Lucy, Suspect i meant to write plague. Quite like those shots so I hope so.

    Krista, they can be nasty tempered beasts. feeling better by the day thanks.

    Keith, thanks, don't know what it was but am glad it's gone.

    Captain, thanks nice to see a new face from time to time.