Groundhog Days

In late February we stayed overnight in Ambleside at the Salutation, walked up to High Sweden Bridge on the first day, went to the cinema in the evening, ate at Fellini’s after the film and walked up to the head of Stockghyll Lane in the morning.

This week we went back to the Salutation at Ambleside, walked up to High Sweden Bridge on the first day, went to the cinema in the evening, ate at Fellini’s after the film and walked up to the head of Stockghyll Lane in the morning.

The differences:

Back in the Lakes ... Back in the Lakes ... Back in the Lakes ...

I spotted this on the return leg and was reminded that I will not be seeing Top Gear this weekend 👿

Kankku Defender ...
(click on the images to enlarge)

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28 comments

  1. harrienijland · March 21, 2015

    Fine post; I especially like the first photo. Enjoy the weekend, Robin.

  2. Scott Marshall · March 21, 2015

    Excellent blog post Sir, love the colour in the first two – not so sure about the dodgy brown sheep in the third – ha ha

    • northumbrianlight · March 21, 2015

      Many thanks Scott – I only noticed later that the dodgy brown sheep appears to be giving birth standing up! 😀

      • Malin H · March 22, 2015

        I had to take another look… Amazing!! What a moment… I see the head. :))

  3. Malin H · March 21, 2015

    Gotta love Top Gear!!

    Gorgeous images, Robin! Especially the first one – that is a religious light. (No I’m not religious).
    And I love the name of the bridge too :))

    • northumbrianlight · March 21, 2015

      Many thanks Malin, always good to hear from you. Has the Swedish media reported on Clarkson’s suspension from Top Gear & the show being abandoned mid season? 👿

      There is a Low Sweden Bridge as well as the High version, Sweden Bridge Lane and Sweden Park – you would feel quite at home 🙂 ❤

      • Malin H · March 21, 2015

        Oh yes, media here has reported about that… I hope they will come up with a good solution.
        I believe you, Robin – that I would feel at home. Take care and enjoy your weekend. ❤️

  4. Cate Franklyn · March 21, 2015

    On our first day of Spring we had three inches of snow. Love the first shot with the shafts of sunlight through the clouds.

    • northumbrianlight · March 21, 2015

      Many thanks Cate – judging by the northeasterly winds we have this weekend, our snowy days may not be over either 😦

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  6. LaVagabonde · March 21, 2015

    Beautifully rich colors in these. The sheep looks almost like a cartoon stuck on a photo. Is she/he wearing a sweater?

    • northumbrianlight · March 21, 2015

      Many thanks Julie – despite appearing to have two heads, I promise Sean the Sheep is real 🙂

  7. Graham Stephen · March 21, 2015

    Lovely images, Robin. This brings back a few memories – I’ve stayed at the Salutation a couple of times, but that must be well over 10 years ago now…

    • northumbrianlight · March 21, 2015

      Many thanks Graham – thanks to some very smart modernisation the Salutation remains a first class hotel; I recommend it.

  8. Sue · March 21, 2015

    That sheep is funny….just shows we need to check our viewfinders before taking the shot – I recently had a 4-legged man…..

    • northumbrianlight · March 22, 2015

      We should although my eyesight is not what it was 🙂 I tend to use the LCD monitor on the Fuji – it has a virtual spirit level running across the screen which disappears through the viewfinder. I have a thing about straight horizons … and two-headed sheep 😀

  9. noellevignola · March 21, 2015

    Fantastic photo. Love the subtleties of color and light.

  10. M-R · March 22, 2015

    Jeremy really spat the dummy, eh ? [grin]
    Are those the Yorkshire Dales …?
    Whatever they are, they are all BEAUTIFUL, Robin.

    • northumbrianlight · March 22, 2015

      He did but you can always rely on the BBC’s sound judgement 😉
      It’s the Lake District on the other side of the country – similar but better.
      Thanks for stopping by, always good to hear from you.

      • M-R · March 23, 2015

        Oh, my pleasure, I assure you !

  11. restlessjo · March 23, 2015

    Sounds (and looks) wonderful, Robin 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · March 24, 2015

      It is Jo, particularly this time of year when the crowds are thin. I recommend Fellini’s if you are ever in Ambleside – even a non-vegetarian like me thinks the food ‘eggswizzit’ 🙂

  12. Heyjude · March 25, 2015

    I love your herdwick sheep! How I love the Lakes 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · March 25, 2015

      Many thanks – she is lovely isn’t she – with or without the two heads 🙂

      • Heyjude · March 26, 2015

        I thought the two heads were great 🙂

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