Mini-walks, sunsets, a moon etc….

Name of walk Mini-walks, sunsets, a moon etc....
Date of walk 2020-08-30

A few mini-walks to Earnse Bay, Walney Island, from home. Some sunsets, a moon art installation, and a walk along the shores of Derwent Water. None warranted their own post, so I’ve put them all together in one.

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Sunset at Earnse Bay on Walney Island.

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I can also watch the sunset from our summerhouse.

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A walk from our house to Earnse Bay with some guests and their dogs. View to Blackcombe.

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The old airport control tower.

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Steve with Tess and Rosie.

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Bernie with Tess and Rosie.

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Tess

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Rosie

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Tess and Walney Island Wind Farm.

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One of the dog walker's paths.

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Brendan, Bernie, Steve and Siobhan having a late lunch in our garden.

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Fr. John came on a visit to Walney. It was pouring down, but he wasn't deterred! We walked from our house to the beach. John and Brendan.

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A dog wanting to go back down on the sands.

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John and me.

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We walk via the dog walker's paths to the North Nature Reserve. The gate of camouflaged birds is an art installation by Art Gene called 'One For Sorrow', a War Memorial.

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It is still pouring as we pass the tarns and cross from the west of the island to the east. Plenty of purple heather about.

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The last tarn and the rain has eased enough to take some photos again.

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We now skirt the east of the airfield.

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Vipers Bugloss.

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Sloes.

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The woodland that leads to Walney Channel.

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Walking along Walney Channel, the mountains obscured by low cloud.

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On the right are the slag banks. The remains of Barrow's steel industry.

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View towards Jubilee Bridge. We soon head right and back home. The walk was about 4 miles.

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The sheep at the bottom of my garden can be hand fed.

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Tigger thinks something is funny!

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A few sunset shots from the bedroom window. Looking towards Blackcombe.

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Looking towards the Isle of Man.

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Another walk down to the beach from our house, this time on a blue sky day. Panorama of the view from the side of the airport.

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The old Control Tower.

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The hills.

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The path.

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Blackcombe from the beach.

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There are horses in the field.

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View to the wind farm.

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Tigger on the hunt at the bottom of our garden.

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Went to look at the moon at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston. The Museum of the Moon is a 7m diameter artwork installation by Luke Jerram.

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If you look at this photo upside down it looks like someone has just taken a bite out of a doughnut!

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Brendan does his job of being the silhouette well!

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You could look from the hall, stage or balcony.

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As Eric used to say to Ernie "I can see the join".

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A trip to Keswick, but I didn't leave Brendan in the creche.

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After shopping and lunch we walked along the lake shore of Derwent Water to the Millenium Stone and back.

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Catbells.

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Causey Pike.

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Bleaberry Fell on the right.

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A new board walk since my last walk along the shore.

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The Millenium Stone in the water.

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The modern sculpture set in Calfclose Bay was placed there to commemorate the Centenary of the National Trust in the Lake District. Carved out of a boulder of volcanic rock from the Borrowdale Valley, the unusual design represents ten segments across ten rings, a century. The high range of lake levels means a variation from total submergence to standing marooned high on the shore.

Jo.

 

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