Saturday, 30 October 2010

Nice county for old men

Black dog Old Man

I must be due a good soaking, the law of averages can't be cheated forever. Another weekend of good weather in the Lakes, it must be payback time soon. 
 Sunday morning dawned with a slight frost and a promise of sunshine. Too good to be wasted molly coddling a hangover. 

moon set

I often run without Billy if I am out on hills I dont know too well. It's hard enough trying to stay shiny side up while navigating, without the pester hound. Dont get me wrong he is good lad really but its just easier without him sometimes.
It was good having him along, he didn't complain about my route choice, lack of pace or the requests for photo stops.

shiny dog.

I think this was part of the old quarry. Nice water feature. 

Blind Tarn Crag from Coniston Old Man

We didnt get to the top of Coniston Old Man as breakfast was calling. Billy and I weren't too disappointed,  we are not hill baggers and it will be there for another day.
The run in was lovely, sun on our faces and  thoughts of the cooked breakfast meant we kept the pace up. It was good to see a few others heading for the hills. We had had our fun but their time on the fells was still full of promise.

Ashness Bridge

Towards Keswick and Skiddaw

After refuelling with a lazy Sunday morning brunch, we headed out with Mrs sbrt for a slightly gentler stroll, from Ashness Bridge to Watendlath .
The day was nicely rounded off in front of a wood burner, supping a few Blue bird XB's


  1. Superb post. That's what it's all about!

  2. brilliant days out steve!
    awesome've inspired me to put a camera on my santa list
    btw does billy not help with navving? charlie often seems to know where we're going and leads the way!!

  3. Great photos. Makes me want to jump in the car and head to the Lakes.

  4. 4Winds
    Yey autumn is a great time for running.

    He is quite a good pathfinder. Struggles a bit opening gates though.

    I feel like that most days.

  5. You should start a retirement home for hillwalkers there ;)

  6. Hendrick
    It feels like I should be in a retirement home after some runs.

  7. Fine-looking photos indeed! Can perfect days get any more perfect than that? Long may the good luck with Lakes weather continue...

  8. Great photos. Sounds like a pretty flawless Sunday.

  9. Matt
    Tks looks like I will be getting a soaking next week. The Dovedale Dash involves a paddle in the river.

    Tks. The Blue bird even sorted my post run aches and pains.

  10. Awesome post Steve - gave me a few pangs of jealousy and pining for the Lakes as I read it. Great stuff mate!

  11. Soopeeeerb photo's, if only the weather was always so kind, but sometimes you cant beat getting a good soaking to feel alive!

  12. Nice action Steve.

    You have to get up early to avoid the crowds. We've been over to Wales for a few days of walking/running. One day we walked for 5 hours and didn't see a soul.

    Oh, and no road running ;-)

  13. Simon
    tks Lakes are BRILLIANT!

    From you thats a great compliment. I am an admirer of your photos.

    Glad you are back on the straight and narrow or is it up and down?


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