Water View

26 04 2015

In Britain, it is the usual ‘sport’ to complain about the sheer amount of water we receive from our grey skies – but at least it makes for wonderful photos! Here are some of my favourite stretches of water…

yConwy Estuary1
Conwy Estuary on a very wet evening

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We’ll start with Scottish lochs – this one is down Glen Etive…

yGlen Etive midway lochan

and then there’s ‘The Map of Scotland’ – Loch Garry…

yGlen Garry, Map of Scotland

This is my favourite loch photo – Loch Enoch in Dumfries & Galloway…

D&G,Loch Enoch

Loch Lomond with its many islands…

yLoch Lomond fm The Ben

The Welsh ‘llynau’ are just as beautiful… starting with the scenic Llyn Gwynant

yLlyn Gwynant

And then this little apparently-private llyn (Crafnant) where we got accosted by a fierce Welsh Dragoness for visiting!

yLlyn Crafnant-y-Ddraeg Hen

And then of course, there’s the English Lake District – starting with the strangely-named Tarn at Leaves…

yTarn at Leaves

The lovely Buttermere:

Buttermere

Buttermere from Scarth Gap

And the superb tarns above it on Haystacks:

Haystacks,the Mirror

Haystacks,Mirror Tarn(blue)

Mirror Tarn & Innominate

Clouds in Mirror Tarn

Haystacks Summit Tarn Rock

Haystacks Summit Tarn

The next pool had so many croaking frogs in it, we thought it was motorbikes coming up the mountain! πŸ˜‰

Grey Knotts tarn to Esk Pike

Frog Pool Grey Knotts

The shallowness of the mountain tarns gives them a lovely light…

Looking Stead tarn

Haweswater – much enlarged into a reservoir but, to my mind, still beautiful…

Haweswater&Riggindale fm road

And finally… the Queen of the Lakes – Derwentwater:

Derwent Water

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25 responses

2 05 2015
EchoohcE

Lovely photographs Carol. I too like the clarity of the Loch Enoch photo, and the Buttermere and Derwentwater ones – well, they are so photogenic you can’t go wrong really. The first photo of Conwy Estuary gets my vote for technical merit – it’s superbly moody!

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4 05 2015
mountaincoward

Thanks – I’m very fond of the Conwy Estuary photo – it was a really crappy day but there was just a bit of nice light in the evening πŸ™‚

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1 05 2015
underswansea

Wonderful scenery and exceptional photos. Thanks for sharing them.

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4 05 2015
mountaincoward

Thanks πŸ™‚ We do have superb scenery here – we just need better weather to enjoy it!

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29 04 2015
countourer

Great pics, the Lake Distrct Tarns take me back, be good to get up there again soon.

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29 04 2015
mountaincoward

Thanks πŸ™‚ It’s always good to get back to the Lakes…

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27 04 2015
chrissiedixie

Wonderful, Carol πŸ™‚ I particularly love that one of Loch Enoch.

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27 04 2015
mountaincoward

Yes, I think it’s the light on it – it was pretty late on a winter’s evening when I took it.

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27 04 2015
fedup

Nice selection of photos Carol πŸ™‚

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27 04 2015
mountaincoward

Thanks Simon πŸ™‚

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27 04 2015
razzah

Some lovely pictures there Carol. I am not sure what my favourite loch is!
I heard a load of frogs the other weekend while walking in Glen Lyon and thought they were forestry workers cutting trees until I realised!

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27 04 2015
mountaincoward

Frogs en-mass are amazingly noisy aren’t they!

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27 04 2015
Paul Shorrock

Well, I’m enjoying the photo posts Carol – might just have to plan a trip to the Lakes after seeing this collection!

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27 04 2015
mountaincoward

Nowhere better than Haystacks to lazy around on a hot, sunny day πŸ™‚

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27 04 2015
Blue Sky Scotland

Lovely set of photographs Carol. Don’t think I’ve climbed Haystacks yet as I don’t remember the pools there. Still got loads of new hills to visit down in the Lake District..

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27 04 2015
mountaincoward

Haystacks is one of the nicest hills in the Lakes and a pretty easy walk too πŸ™‚

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27 04 2015
smackedpentax

Beautiful photoset Carol….why, oh why am I stuck in an office in Leeds when I could be beside one of those beautiful lakes…

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27 04 2015
mountaincoward

It’s always good weather when I’m at work and rarely when I get my time off!

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27 04 2015
Simon Howlett

A beautiful series of photos, Carol. ‘The Map of Scotland’, Buttermere and the Haystacks tarns look fantastic, especially the reflections up on Haystacks. I hope the Welsh Dragoness has calmed down! πŸ™‚

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27 04 2015
mountaincoward

Haystacks is literally littered with tarns and they’re all beautiful πŸ™‚

The Welsh dragoness calmed down quite a bit when my Dad talked to her in Welsh…

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26 04 2015
McEff

That’s different! I love that view of Loch Garry. I once camped at the side of that bridge across the narrows. It was very midgiefied, if I remember corrrectly.
Alen

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26 04 2015
mountaincoward

Everywhere in Scotland is midgiefied – especially in the west! πŸ˜‰

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26 04 2015
jackie sowrey

Lovely!

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26 04 2015
mountaincoward

Thanks Jackie, still having to be photo posts I’m afraid…

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28 04 2015
jackie sowrey

Sorry to hear that Carol. Best wishes, Jackie πŸ™‚

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