I had the whole place to myself while the lake district put on a show. Before today i can’t remember the last sunrise i saw and it certainly didn’t have this view attached to it. It’s a bit of a pain over summer with the sunrise being so early but i’m glad i came. i’ll defiantly be back in the Autumn.
Now, the hike to my spot took about 1/2 an hour. i'll put my route details below. i'd been going 20 mins or so, cleared any buildings and was well and truly on my own. Out of nowhere, I hear a howl and it sent shivers to my core. lots of things go through my mind , 'what was that?' 'Where was that' 'that sounds like more than one' '10 seconds ago i knew there were no wild wolves in the lake district. Right now, i'm not so sure...' 'SHIT!' I carried on of course and heard them again a couple of times. i can only assume there are kennels nearby.
Still not much light, but just enough to set a composition and focus.
Apart from the lights still on at Lake Head, not much of anything going on. No Wind, No Birds. Time for a brew.
in the UK in summer, especially as close to the summer solstice as this, to never really gets truly dark.
sunrise was supposed to be at 04:41. i looking round at 5am wondering where the sun is? did i check the wrong date? then i looked to my right and there it was striking what i assuming are the Langdales and the moon still up.
With high fells to the east of where i was stood, i would need to wait for the sun to come over them first.
Most of Ambleside still sleeping as i crazily stand on top of this mountain as 5 in the morning.
Time for an obligatory selfie while i wait. i was out of range for my remote so i had to use the 10 second timer. Getting this anywhere near right, took a lot of running back an forth.
As the sun begins to strike the ground in front of me, the lights are now all out and i see activity happening on the water
I’m fairly sure that is the fairfield horse shoe. i contemplate walking it as i enjoy watching the land putting on a show for me.
With the sun now higher in the sky, the west bank of the lake begins to show off. Wray castle is one of my Youngest Daughters favourite places.
I know this shot has been taken a fair few times before, there was no real colour in the sky and if i’m honest, everything is a bit green but i just don’t care!
GPS Co-ordinates of where i stood.
OS GRID FEF: NY366 039
Lattidude: 54' 25' 38" N
Longitude: 2' 58' 40" W