Sunday, 29 April 2012

Windy Day at Roker

It's the month of April but  a strong north easterly was making it feel more like February! Never fear, it's an ill wind etc... and the Kite Surfers were having a great time.

It appears to be all one word, kitesurfing or kiteboarding and the place is Sunderland - need to get the keywords in for the search engines. Whatever it is it looks to be great fun, if I were 40 years younger and the water 15 deg C  warmer I would want to have a go!

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Taking off

Next stop Germany!

Canon 5D 70-200L f4

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Lake District in March

Despite heavy rain in the west the water level in Derwentwater is low. Catbells in the background.

Skiddaw looks benign in the sunshine

buts it's chilly at the top!

Swirral Edge leads down from Helvellyn

and, if you walk around Red Tarn, you can climb back up to the summit using Striding Edge. A walk best reserved for a nice day.