2018: Week 9

04th March 2018
What a week it has been! Winter storms with snow and gales have been rattling in from the east all week. We haven't had a vast amount of snow here, but elsewhere in the county things have, and still are, bad.

Photography wise it has also been a bit mixed as a result!

Monday was a trip up the West Coast and I took a bit of a diversion on the way home to explore Seascale and Drigg. I had never been that way before, and wish I had now as it is spectacular and offers so much potential!

Tuesday was the day that the weather really started to hit. I was out in Lancashire and then back to Windermere before heading home. The weather seemed to be chasing me all day and I grabbed a panoramic of the snow storm heading down the Winster Valley from up on Cartmel Fell.

Wednesday was a snow day! The schools were closed and we were either at home or appointments. The works 4x4 came in handy to get around though! I took a photo of one of our neighbours over the back fence later in the day when the snow had already started to pack down and melt a little.

Thursday was back to work as I had a call out over in Ingleton that needed a look. The weather over there was a lot more interesting than here in our sheltered corner of the South Lakes (and this part of Yorkshire was nothing compared to the 20 foot snow drifts up in the Cumbrian Pennines).

It wasn't bad in Hornby either mind, but I do like this photo of the ice on the wier at Hornby.

Friday was another quiet day as my plans to head to Carlisle were shifted back a week. I had spotted some Highland Coos in a farm near the house earlier in the week so decided to pop back and get a nice little portrait of one of them. It was bitterly cold so I didn't hang about too long.

Saturday was another cold day with flurries of snow. A short trip into town was needed to see the opticians, then it was hot chocolate and home before Grandad came over to see the boys. Just as well Dakota wasn't down really as there wasn't much to do with the weather being so bitter. I took a nice shot of a Great Tit through the living room window though.

Sunday (today) has been another quiet one with the rain, snow, wind and general coldness so we have been camped out inside feeling glad not to be fighting my way up and down the M6!

so, looking ahead to next week... it's all a little up in the air at the moment but I think there is a little bit to do in Lancashire, a day of admin and a couple of days in the north of the county (one of which is contrived simply to collect D from the station!). Roki has healed up from his operation so he can get back out for some walks again... and I may try and get this years "get fit" campaign off the starting blocks finally too!

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