November 12, 2008 at 22:19 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


It was a lovely clear day today, a nice change after the murky and windy days we’ve had of late. Just the faintest hint of a haze over Lakeland.

This shot is from the Channelside Haven park as I walked to Tesco this morning to get the ingredients for my Christmas cake. There. over the rooftops, are the twin peaks of Scafell and Scafell Pike, the latter at 937 metres being the highest ground in England. To get that into a bit of perspective, England’s highest mountain is something like the 135th highest in Great Britain but anybody who has been up there will attest that it is a fine mountain by any standards and has the advantage over loftier heights that, in good conditions, you can be up there and back in time for tea. In bad conditions it is a killer. Next-door Scafell, on the left, is generally considered an even better mountain, certainly more rugged and harder to climb. There is a persistent rumour that Scafell is actually higher than the Pike and that this knowledge is suppressed to prevent even more deaths on its rocky faces than it has already.


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