In late February we stayed overnight in Ambleside at the Salutation, walked up to High Sweden Bridge on the first day, went to the cinema in the evening, ate at Fellini’s after the film and walked up to the head of Stockghyll Lane in the morning.
This week we went back to the Salutation at Ambleside, walked up to High Sweden Bridge on the first day, went to the cinema in the evening, ate at Fellini’s after the film and walked up to the head of Stockghyll Lane in the morning.
- On this second outing we were in the company of good friends;
- The film in February was The Theory of Everything, this week it was The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (a re-run of Fawlty Towers – The Hotel Inspectors and nothing like as good).
- Spring had arrived!
I spotted this on the return leg and was reminded that I will not be seeing Top Gear this weekend 👿
Fine post; I especially like the first photo. Enjoy the weekend, Robin.
Many thanks Harrie – you too!
Excellent blog post Sir, love the colour in the first two – not so sure about the dodgy brown sheep in the third – ha ha
Many thanks Scott – I only noticed later that the dodgy brown sheep appears to be giving birth standing up! 😀
I had to take another look… Amazing!! What a moment… I see the head. :))
Gotta love Top Gear!!
Gorgeous images, Robin! Especially the first one – that is a religious light. (No I’m not religious).
And I love the name of the bridge too :))
Many thanks Malin, always good to hear from you. Has the Swedish media reported on Clarkson’s suspension from Top Gear & the show being abandoned mid season? 👿
There is a Low Sweden Bridge as well as the High version, Sweden Bridge Lane and Sweden Park – you would feel quite at home 🙂 ❤
Oh yes, media here has reported about that… I hope they will come up with a good solution.
I believe you, Robin – that I would feel at home. Take care and enjoy your weekend. ❤️
On our first day of Spring we had three inches of snow. Love the first shot with the shafts of sunlight through the clouds.
Many thanks Cate – judging by the northeasterly winds we have this weekend, our snowy days may not be over either 😦
Beautifully rich colors in these. The sheep looks almost like a cartoon stuck on a photo. Is she/he wearing a sweater?
Many thanks Julie – despite appearing to have two heads, I promise Sean the Sheep is real 🙂
Lovely images, Robin. This brings back a few memories – I’ve stayed at the Salutation a couple of times, but that must be well over 10 years ago now…
Many thanks Graham – thanks to some very smart modernisation the Salutation remains a first class hotel; I recommend it.
That sheep is funny….just shows we need to check our viewfinders before taking the shot – I recently had a 4-legged man…..
We should although my eyesight is not what it was 🙂 I tend to use the LCD monitor on the Fuji – it has a virtual spirit level running across the screen which disappears through the viewfinder. I have a thing about straight horizons … and two-headed sheep 😀
Fantastic photo. Love the subtleties of color and light.
Many thanks, much appreciated.
Jeremy really spat the dummy, eh ? [grin]
Are those the Yorkshire Dales …?
Whatever they are, they are all BEAUTIFUL, Robin.
He did but you can always rely on the BBC’s sound judgement 😉
It’s the Lake District on the other side of the country – similar but better.
Thanks for stopping by, always good to hear from you.
Oh, my pleasure, I assure you !
Sounds (and looks) wonderful, Robin 🙂
It is Jo, particularly this time of year when the crowds are thin. I recommend Fellini’s if you are ever in Ambleside – even a non-vegetarian like me thinks the food ‘eggswizzit’ 🙂
I love your herdwick sheep! How I love the Lakes 🙂
Many thanks – she is lovely isn’t she – with or without the two heads 🙂
I thought the two heads were great 🙂