Whos keeping an eye on me....

Monday, 14 September 2015

Recent videos from the nightime garden

this video is interesting because although the bright light spoils it and makes viewing quite hard if you look closely you will make out a Badger and a Fox feeding together and certainly tolerating each other while they share Honey Sandwiches...... really not sure if this is unusual behaviour or not.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Holme Fell

One of the southern Fells, nestled between Coniston and Windermere is Holme Fell. Only 317mtrs but gives dramatic views once you reach the top. The fell itself is a ridge running broadly north-south and about a mile and a half long. The summit is at the southern extremity. Immediately to the north is Ivy Crag, and a second peak sporting a large stone cairn.

We started from Hodge Close Quarry and met up with the depression of Uskdale Gap that we used to reach the summit.

Liz, Kim, Michael and myself spent an afternoon in cloudy conditions that eventually broke into sunshine as we returned to the quarry.

Great views, especially towards Langdale Pikes, just wish the sun had shone a little more......



Yew Tree Tarn


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A day at the races

Cartmel Saturday 29th August 2015

A day at Cartmel races with Liz, Kim, Steve and Michael. A first time for me at this very picturesque course, Dry stone walls as a backdrop keeps the feel of being a northerly and rural course.

A few winners, plenty of losers, a lovely picnic and a beer or two all made for a great day out.

Storm clouds gather over the very picturesque course
The Bookies along the rails

Parade ring

Studying the form

Liam McKenna takes the final instructions before mounting Sheriffs Star
Altruism..... the first winner of the day
Tom Scudamore
under orders
Race 2 winner Johnny Go in the centre

Johnny Go wins......."well done  fella"
and a cool down for Johnny Go
Busy in the stands
and at the Bookies
 Volcanic Jumps clear of Silk Hall
 Richard Johnson explains what went wrong

The winner in portrait

Urban Gale leads the way.......

 Solway Legend in the centre

 all over safely

Parading for the Cartmel Cup

Mays Boy

Henry Brooke on board Miss Macnamara

Honey Pound kicks out in the parade ring

Dean Pratt on Chebsey Beau

no winners here.......

The "Timeform" tip - Captain Brown came home first.

The Fences, the Hurdles, the final straight and the winning post!