I packed my gear on Monday evening and took it to work in the car...still not completely sure I'd carry it through.
Sorry for all the "I" in this post.....but this blog is mainly about "ME ME ME"! Anyway off I went and parked below Rydal Mount....
|My proposed destination was Alcock Tarn or thereabouts, so off on the "Coffin" Route I strode|
|Its a popular path and justifiably so, great views down to Rydal Water and across to Loughrigg|
|The light was very flat, I didn't take many photos. I arrived at Alcock Tarn, this was as good as the sunset got.|
|I walked back a couple of hundred metres to Grey Crag to a good spot I'd seen earlier. I was a bit rusty at my campcraft...but got the Deschutes erected and stuff organised eventually.|
|After a bit of a broken nights sleep, I woke to my alarm at 5.30am hoping to see the sky a mass of colour as the sun rose....ah well...|
|As the sun gained a bit of height Silver How caught the first of the light beyond Grey Crag.|
|I packed up and started to descend back the same way I'd ascended the evening before.|
|Perhaps I should have waited a bit longer as the light was starting to improve. Grasmere was starting to wake up below me.|
|Wetherlam in the distance beyond "Red Bank"|