31st December 2013

this afternoon's walk after a very wet morning: Portinscale bridge, nowhere near Derwentwater foot followed by Nichol End

very high water in the River Derwent near Portinscale bridge

Portinscale bridge

sun on the River Derwent

Latrigg reflected in flooded fields beside the river

looking to Clough Head across the floods

zooming in on Skiddaw with Carlsleddam in front

looking over the river and part of Portinscale to Causey Pike

Derwentwater from the garden of Derwentwater Hotel

this is Derwentwater foot at the moment - the spot where we usually decide whether to take the riverside path or the direct one

nice for the ducks though!

very soggy beside the path as I return to the hotel

Latrigg with Blencathra behind as I approach from the other end of our usual circuit

I don't get very far!

zooming over Keswick to Clough Head

the Skiddaw massif seen over enlarged Derwentwater

zooming in on Skiddaw and Little Man

Dodd, Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Carlside seen over the Derwentwater Hotel

flooded jetty at Nichol End

Skiddaw from Nichol End

Clough Head from my return route through Derwent Bank hfHolidays grounds

zooming in on Grisedale Pike from Portinscale back road

Swinside, Causey Pike and Barrow from the back road