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Last Far Eastern

Last Far Eastern

A vast colour spectrum from white,

through blue to ochre and green.

Even the grey,

snaking, Kirkstone road,

added to promise

of a great day.



Kirkstone Pass

White veils  slipped down the gullies pulling a little doubt on whether we would be walking through the mist or enjoying a mountain slideshow.


Pasture Bottom

As we set off up the wonderfully titled Pasture Bottom, our return,


via Gray Crag,  was still swathed,


while Hartsop was etched against vivid blue.


Looking back to Brothers Water the far hills were opening up with just a little haze


Threshwaite juggled sunshine and cloud, as the temperature dropped


and the grass turned to icy shards


An appropriate stop for lunch.  To watch the mercury flow down the valley,


Ill Bell and Froswick grace us with their presence.


Gray Crag was grey no longer.


Blue, white, ice.


Highstreet folded behind a frozen forest.


A little lugubrious mist remaining,

Hayeswater Gill

fighting with the sun over Hayeswater Gill


A losing battle.



In the valley, Hayeswater as smooth as glass.


So we dropped off the snow line with the sun clear in the sky

Gray Crag

and the promise of another good day tomorrow, with my last ‘Far Eastern’ complete.

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  1. Wow, what spectacular scenery. I think the second to last shot has to be my favourite.

  2. What beautiful scenery. Popping over from The Gallery.

    • Thank you – post kids adventures! 🙂

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, the things we miss going about our daily grind. I love the third last photo, ice and cold in the for front and the warmth on the hills in the distance

    • Thank you – hope you get to see it some time


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