9th February 2014

this afternoon's short walk after a very wet morning: failure to reach Derwentwater foot then Nichol End

Derwentwater is very high

I waded in a short way but it got too deep

this is Rowland's turn round point

swans can just be spotted through the reeds ..

.. and the ducks are enjoying it having abandoned the pond

approaching from the other end I did no better

Latrigg with Blencathra beyond seen over the flood

looking over the flood to Skiddaw

Clough Head and Great Dodd as I retreat to the gate

the snowdrop carpet at Derwent Bank

the jetty is under water ..

.. and so is the one at Nichol End

sun on Latrigg from Nichol End

Skiddaw from Nichol End

a submerged rowing boat with Lonscale Fell and Latrigg in the distance

Derwent Bank hfholiday guesthouse

the croquet lawn

I go down to take a closer look at the submerged jetty