30/11/08 16:22 Filed in: Windermere
Windermere in November to me spells 'inversion'. Short for 'Temperature Inversion' it means foggy mornings where the cloud hangs low over the lake and the surrounding valleys. But get a little higher and you soon rise up above the cloud into a clear autumn morning.
The forecast for this weekend was so good however that for once I rose really early, and was up on the ridge above Elterwater at 6:00 am. It was pitch black at the time and away from the street lights, the stars were magnificent. I didn't have to wait too long for dawn to start peeking over the horizon. The mist ebbed and flowed across the ridge and the clear sky gave way to a layer of mid height cloud. Great for a good sunrise.
It was a cold 2 hours before the sun finally edged out from behind a distant Ingleborough and illuminated the snow covered Coniston and Langdale peaks with a beautiful rosy glow.
It was really a day to spend on the fells but due to work commitments I was back home tucking in to bacon butties by 9:00.