It meant setting the alarm for 5.30am but that's later than normal for sunrises, by 5.50am we were on our way to Rydal Water, TT was driving so we took a bit longer to get there, he likes to maintain a regular speed to conserve fuel and ignores me rocking back and forwards in my 'go faster' attempts.
As it happens we arrived just after sunrise and in thick mist, so I had plenty of time to get from the car park to the side of the Lake.
The nice thing about mist is that it comes and goes so I was hopping back and forwards as bits appeared and disappeared from sight.
Rydal is one of my favourite lakes because it's normally very still so you can get perfect reflections, and it's about 1hr 10mins drive from Gilsland.
Here are some of the many photographs I took.
Just a hint of Autumn colour, anoother two weeks and it should be lovely
The mists move back in almost hiding the Island
And the mist goes again
Two for one
Mist is burning off, it's going to be a beautiful day
The path around the Lake with sunlight streaming through the trees.
The path leads you to the Loughrigg Terraces or on a lower level path to Gramere Lake, we took the high path and I'll share some of those photographs in my next blog.
As always photo's are copyright of Joan Thirlaway and cannot be used without written permission.
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