South-West Lake District

We decided having a holiday to celebrate Dina’s birthday. In January we are not longing for spring, we want winter! Hoping to see snow-dusted mountains, off we went to Wasdale in the western part of the Lake District. Unfortunately, we only saw a bit of snow on the last day, but nevertheless, the beauty of the rugged mountains captured us from the first sight. What a contrast to the surroundings in our beloved North Norfolk. We went to Wastdale near England’s highest mountain, the Scafell Pike. Well, it originally was named Scawfell Pike but history lost the w.

Wir beschlossen, Dinas Geburtstag mit einem Ausflug in die Berge des Lake Districts zu feiern. Wir hofften auf Schnee, den wir leider nur am letzten Tag hatten. Landschaftsfotografen und Kenner der Lakes empfahlen uns für grandiose Landschaft in die South-West Lakes zu fahren, nach Wastdale, die Gegend um Englands höchsten Berg, den Scafell Pike, der, wie uns ein Ranger erzählte, eigentlich Scawfell Pike heißt, aber in der Geschichte ging das w verloren.

Wast Water in the South West Lakes

Actually, we did everything wrong, nevertheless we had a wonderful holiday. To have snow we should have gone to the Cairngorms/Scotland and that we drove with our 4×4 car wasn’t suitable neither. Hunter Davis quotes a resident of this area who suggested to have a border around the Lakes to reject such cars. He is following a tradition. William Wordsworth protested against a train connection to the lakes 1844 and Alfred Wainwright complained about the tourists there as well. To avoid tourists like us 😉 and the midgets we went in January and experienced the mountain solitude so much praised by the Romantic poets.

Eigentlich machten wir fast alles falsch, dennoch war es ein wunderbarer Urlaub. Für Schnee hätten wir nach Schottland fahren müssen und dass wir mit unserem 4×4 Volvo dorthin fuhren, war wohl auch nicht passend. Ein Bewohner des Lake Districts, den Hunter Davis zitierte, schlug nämlich vor, ein Grenze um den Lake District zu errichten, an der solche Autos abgewiesen werden. Damit steht er in einer langen Tradition. Bereits 1844 protestierte William Wordsworth gegen eine Eisenbahnverbindung in diese Gegend. Alfred Wainwright beklagte sich ebenfalls über die Touristenströme dort. Um Touristen wie uns und den Midgets zu entgehen, fuhren wir im Winter und erlebten die von den Romantikern so gelobte Bergeinsamkeit.

One reason for choosing this area was a birthday gift Dina gave herself. It was a one-to-one workshop with Mark Gilligan, a Fuji ambassador and famous English landscape photographer. He loves this area that is less sweet and charming as the more eastern Lakes with Windermere and Ambleside. These places are overrun by tourists with all the side effects like unbearable tourist rip-off. We were sure we don’t need this.

Ein Grund in diese Gegend zu fahren war, dass Dina sich selbst ein Geburtstagsgeschenk machte, nämlich einen eins-zu-eins Workshop mit Mark Gilligan, einem Fujifilm-Ambassador und berühmten englischen Landschaftsfotografen. Er liebt diese Gegend, die nicht lieblich wie die mehr östlichen Lakes mit Windermere und Ambleside ist. Außerdem sind diese Gegenden heillos von Touristen überlaufen mit allen Nebenerscheinungen wie Touristennepp und abschreckender Überteuerung. Das tun wir uns nicht an, darin waren wir vier uns einig.


Lower Wast Dale Water road, glorious weather and only our Volvo and one more car. Wasdale Head and Scafell Pike at the very end.

But even the south-west Lakes with few frightening narrow roads and even fewer hamlets suffer a similar fate as the other Lakes during the summer. We drove this road several times (you see it on this picture above) to Wasdale Head from where hikers ascended the Scafell Pike – we didn’t because we were too lazy and the mountain was fortunately foggy ;-). The short ten minutes drive along England’s deepest lake takes during the tourist season as much as an hour because of the oncoming traffic and parked cars. The views from this road across the Wasdale Water to the Scafell Pike and Boswell are seen by photographers as the most dramatic in the Lake District, especially in the afternoon light.

Aber auch die South-West Lakes mit wenig erschreckend schmalen Straßen und noch weniger Orten erleiden im Sommer ein ähnliches Schicksal wie die östlicheren Lakes. Wir fuhren einige Male nach Wasdale Head, von wo Bergwanderer den Scafell Pike besteigen, was wir jedoch nicht machten – ehrlich gesagt wegen Faulheit und glücklicherweise vernebelter Bergspitze 😉 Wir fuhren auf enger Straße den eiszeitlich entstandenen, tiefsten See Englands entlang und erreichten nach etwa zehn Minuten das Ende der Straße. Im Sommer, so hörten wir, dass man für diese Strecke fast eine Stunde benötigt wegen entgegenkommender und parkender Autos. Wir waren dort fast alleine. Zum Glück hat der National Trust auf dieser Straße nun ein Halteverbot verfügt. Die Blicke von dieser Straße über den See auf Scafell Pike und Boswell gelten unter Fotografen speziell im Nachmittagslicht als die dramatischen in den Lakes.


The Screes, Wast Water

We were fascinated by the screes. They fall down into the lake for about 2000 feet. Crossing them is quite a challenge even for experienced mountaineers. Not far from the road’s end St. Olaf’s church is situated surrounded by old yew trees. On the churchyard Siri and Selma found graves remembering mountaineers who died on the mountains. Above the church window facing the mountains we found psalm 121 quoted I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my strength“.

Uns haben hier auch bis über 600m steil abfallenden Geröllhalden fasziniert, die selbst für Bergsteiger mit ihren tiefen Einschnitten eine Herausforderung bieten. Unweit vom Ende der Straße, umgeben von uralten Eiben, liegt St. Olaf’s kleine Kirche, auf deren Friedhof wir Gedenkstätten abgestürzter Bergsteiger fanden. Über einem Fenster der Kirche mit Blick auf die Berge sahen wir Psalm 121 zitiert “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my strength” (Ich hebe meine Augen auf zu den Bergen, von wo mir Stärke kommt).

The fight for keeping up the breathtaking nature of the Lake District was important for establishing the National Trust. One of its 3 founding members, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, protested like Wordsworth against railway constructions in this area and founded “The Lake District Defence Society” in 1883. His friendship with Beatrix Potter made her donating 14 farms and a lot of land to National Trust in her will.
The National Trust was founded 1895 by Rawnsley, Hunter and Octavia Hill. “We all want quiet. We all want beauty … We all need space” was Octavia Hill’s motto. In this western part of the lakes we found quiet, beauty and lots of space.

Der Lake District und der Kampf um die Erhaltung seiner atemberaubenden Natur führte zur Gründung des National Trust. Einer seiner 3 Gründungsmitglieder, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, begann wie Wordsworth gegen den Eisenbahnbau in diese Gegend zu protestieren und gründete 1883 “The Lake District Defence Society“. Seine enge Freundschaft mit Beatrix Potter, bewegte diese in ihrem Testament 14 Bauernhöfe und viel Land dem National Trust zu überlassen, der 1895 von Rawnsley, Hunter und Octavia Hill gegründet worden war.

We all want quiet. We all want beauty … We all need space

Dieses Motto von Octavia Hill ist noch heute im westlichen Lake District im Winter zu spüren. Wir fanden dort Ruhe, Schönheit und Weite.

Warm greetings from the cold sea
Mit herzlichen Grüßen vom kleinen Dorf am großen Meer
The Fab Four of Cley
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

© Text and illustrations, Hanne Siebers and Klausbernd Vollmar, Cley next the Sea, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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    • Thanks a lot, dear John 🙂 🙂
      We were taken by these reflections as well and Dina got her camera out immediately.
      We wish you a relaxed weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  1. I can’t remember much of the lake district from my 1976 trip, but do remember it was so misty and foggy we couldn’t see much. Your images are spectacular, Dina. You’ve captured all the majesty and soft cool tones that the Lakes are renown for. They’re so moody in Winter.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Dear Vicki,
      you are very welcome!
      We had some fog and mist as well but the sun come out daily, mostly in the afternoon with this special light.
      The Lake District colours are amazingly harmonious in winter, we were stunned.
      Thanks for your comment and wishing you an easy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you very much, Vicki. 🙏🏻 I’m glad you you were able to visit the Lakes. Did you do a lot of photography at that time? How are you getting on now. I must visit you, promise to pop over soon!
      Wishing you a lovely weekend, Dina x

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    • I did take some photos with a very old instamatic camera, but they are so dark, (mist & fog in Winter), I’ve now thrown them out with many other central European images. I’ve love to visit the whole of the U.K. and central Europe all over again with a ‘good’ camera, a decent lens & the experience I’ve gained over the last 9-10 years. Not that I’ve ever done much landscape photography, but at least I’ve got an idea of composition and light to make a good attempt. Wish I had a car and could still drive. There are so many wonderful country and mountain landscapes within 100-150 miles away of my home and I really would love to capture them to share online. We have a lot of ‘blue’ light and mountains – mainly from the eucalyptus trees which have grey-blue/green leaves (as opposed to the U.K. which are more green).

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  2. I was waiting for what I knew would be beautiful renderings of the Lakes by Hanne! I love seeing her takes of Wastwater, the most rugged of the lakes and my favorite. The screes are wondrous. My family camped there around 1960, when there were no crowds. I can still see the shore of Windermere, with very few other campers, and the breeze off the lake making the beeches shiver! Thank you for the memories you awaken!

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    • Dear Peter,
      you were lucky to have camped in the Lake District in the sixties. Now you wouldn’t like it at all. The camping grounds are overcrowded. As we wrote, winter is the time to go there. But oh dear, we shouldn’t advertise the Lakes in the winter that much. That’s the danger of blogging about places: you like them and they are not touristy yet and you are an agent to make that change.
      We are happy that we could awake your memories.
      We wish you a wonderful weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you for your lovely comment, Peter! 🙏🏻🤗 This part of the Lakes is my favourite now, I had never been there. Very dramatic, majestic and utterly beautiful.

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  3. Stunning photography Dina. A little like Noway don’t you think? We stayed in Keswick a few years ago in June and it wasn’t too busy. We loved the water and the hills and the sheep. It’s a beautiful part of the country. What a marvellous way to spend your birthday 😍

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    • Good morning, dear Jude,
      we visited Keswick about 7 years ago. Our main interest was the pencil museum and the Cumberland pencils (we blogged about it here https://fabfourblog.com/2013/09/25/going-north/). Our dear Master as well as Siri and Selma love to use colour pencils and the Derwent Cumberland pencils have subtle shades of most of the colours and are high quality. We stayed all day long in this museum.
      Especially our dear Dina loves these Herdwick sheep as well. Our next post we will dedicate to those friendly sheep.
      Wishing you a great weekend and thanks for commenting
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you, Jude. 🙏🏻It was really good, I enjoyed it tremendously. Your two lovely Siri & Selma fairy angels are always travelling with us, the stay on the dashboard, safely tucked under the front screen. 👍🏻👍🏻Only when we drove 33% steep curves on the high passes did they move a bit. And so did our ginger tee 😄
      Hugs 🤗 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

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  4. Another place of astonishing beauty. The photo with the screes (from geology, I remember they were called alluvial fans) is gorgeous and it’s nice to know there’s a touristy side and a less touristy side. Glad the faeries found entertainment there.

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    • Indeed, the screes are alluvial fans, actually meaning that they are VERY young, after Pleistocene, about roughly younger than 10.000 years.
      Yes, our dear Bookfayries liked it there very much and we even passed by Sedbergh/Cumbria, the small English book-town. But we found it not that impressive like Hay-on-Wye (see: https://fabfourblog.com/2019/03/15/the-worlds-biggest-booktown/). Anyway, this part of the Lakes is for nature and outdoor lovers – and for photographers.
      Thanks and happy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  5. Oh, my–I drink and fill myself of such beauty, the light variance and textures and colors and immensity. Let me migrate through time and space to stay awhile. And interesting history, thank you for that. This –as all your posts–give me a valued glimpse into places I will likely never see otherwise.

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    • Good morning, dear Cynthia,
      thank you very much for your kind words 🙂 🙂
      The light and colours are very special there. We were fascinated by the colour scheme of that landscape. It’s hard to express, for us the colours are intense and subtle at the same time and they harmonise perfectly well. Every morning it was quite misty what didn’t matter as we are late risers and in the afternoons the sun came out. That was the time Dina took the photographs.
      We wish you a wonderful weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  6. Hallo Ihr Lieben,
    Dinas Fotos zeigen ganz wunderbar die mystische Schoenheit der Gegend. Und Recht habt Ihr getan, nicht die ueblichen von Touristen ueberlaufenen Orte aufzusuchen. Das koennt Ihr beruhigt mir ueberlassen. 😉 In den 80er Jahren war ich drei Mal da, davon zwei Mal uebrigens mit meiner Jolle, um auf Lake Windermere zu segeln. Damals war es am “unteren Ende” des Sees, wo ich uebernachtet habe, noch nicht ueberlaufen. Und was den 4×4 angeht: ich hatte keinen, habe aber die eine oder andere Tour gemacht, wo ich besser einen gehabt haette. Danke fuer Bericht und Fotos, die sehr schoene Erinnerungen wieder aufleben lassen.
    Liebe Gruesse, Ihr Fab Four, ins kleine Dorf am grossen Meer,
    Pit
    P.S.: Hier haben wir heute zum esten Mal in diesem “Winter” den offenen Kamin angeworfen, und es flackert und knistert ganz praechtig.

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    • Guten Morgen, lieber Pit,
      naja, die Bemerkung mit den 4X4 Autos knüpfte nur an das Zitat an und ist augenzwinkernd gemeint. Wir waren SEHR froh, dass unser Volvo einen starken Allradantrieb hat. Das hilft in der Gegend sehr, wie auch ein Automatikgetriebe.
      Übrigens waren wir vor etwa 7 Jahren auch im touristischen Teil des Lake Districts, Windermere etc. Wir bloggten darüber hier https://fabfourblog.com/2013/09/25/going-north/ und in den folgenden Posts. Es war im Spätherbst. Die Orte waren voll, aber in den Bergen, die ja eigentlich dort eher Hügel sind, war es erträglich. Segeln auf Lake Windermere stelle ich mir toll vor, aber auch nicht so einfach, wegen der Windverhältnisse, die von den umliegenden Bergen bestimmt sind. Bist Du vom Rheinland mit Bootsanhänger nach Windermere gefahren?
      Wir haben es hier in Cley fürchterlich mild. Jetzt zeigt das Thermometer 11 Grad C an. Das ist doch kein Winter! Bis jetzt hatten wir dieses Jahr nur etwa fünf Mal unseren Kamin angeheizt und das auch mehr wegen der Romantik.
      Mit ganz lieben Grüßen
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Lieber Klausbernd,
      ja, die beiden Male bin ich tatsaechlich mit Boot hintendran von Alfter aus an den Lake Windermere gefahren. Dabei habe ich – beim ersten Mal – wirklich das Fahren mit Anhaenger gelernt. Ich hatte das Boot erst ganz kurze Zeit, und vorher war ich nie mit Anhaenger gefahren. Und dann London Ring Road in der Rush Hour und bei stroemendem Regen! Das UEBT! 😀
      Liebe Gruesse,
      Pit

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    • Oh dear, lieber Pit, wow, wie mutig.
      Witziger Weise haben wir eine Art automatische Anhängerkupplung (die ohne Hänger unter dem Auto verschwindet und wenn sie herausgefahren wird, unter die Kupplung des Anhängers fährt und dann langsam hochkommt – well, das ist eben Volvo 😉 ), sind aber noch nie mit einem Anhänger an unserem Auto gefahren. Wir wollen auch im Sommer unser Boot etwas spazieren fahren, aber nur kurze Strecken wie z.B. zur Slipway des Nachbarhafens.
      Von uns ist der Lake Distrikt mit Pausen in 6 Stunden bequem zu erreichen, obwohl es einmal quer durch England geht vom Südosten zum Nordwesten.
      Hier ist’s heute stark windig, aber sonnig, aber mein übliches Mantra `viel zu warm´, etwa 11Grad C.
      Liebe Grüße an dich und Mary
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  7. If I had the opportunity to visit in the Lake District and then have nothing but tourists (I know, like me) to contend with, I’d be so disappointed. I’m happy you got to have some solitude for beauty. I’m familiar with Beatrix Potter donating land for the Trust. Preservation always seems so exigent. But imagine the Lake District lost! I hope you continue to enjoy find travels in the days ahead. In peace, Christopher

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    • Dear Christopher,
      it’s a pity, advertisement lures most of the people to the touristy parts of the Lake District. We have to admit we are happy about this because that’s keeps parts of Lake District – at least from November to Eastern – more or less free of tourists.
      Fortunately, the National Trust and other organisations look after the Lake District very well. And there are parts of it you can only reach by hiking. People doing these longer hikings are mostly nature-compatible. Driving in parts of the Lake District is quite demanding and that keeps tourists away as well.
      Thank you very much for your good wishes. There are still quite a lot of unspoilt and more or less un-touristy places on the island here.
      With lots of love and thank you very much for commenting
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  8. Apropos “Touristen”: von 1999 bis 2013 waren Mary und ich mehrfach als Touristen hier in Fredericksburg, und heutzutage, nachdem wir 2014 hierhin umgezogen sind, schimpfen wir ueber “TDT” = “Those Damn Tourists”! 😀 So widerspruechlich ist der Mensch! 😉

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    • Ja, ja, lieber Pit, wir schimpften über Touristen im Lake District und waren selber welche. Und viel schlimmer noch, wir locken noch andere in Gegenden, die noch nicht so touristisch sind. Eigentlich haben wir damit ja eine lange Geschichte. Als Hippies waren wir im Grunde die Avantgarde des Tourismus, wir entdeckten Trecking in Nepal, Indien, Laddakh und auch die Südsee und öffneten sie damit für den Massentourismus. Shame on us!
      Hier in Cley stört uns der relativ milde Tourismus weniger, da unsere Gegend Bird- und Sealwatcher anzieht, die meistens völlig naturverträglich sind und auch nicht in solchen Massen hier einfallen. Zum Glück sind hier viele Straßen nicht für Busse geeignet und im Inland of einspurig, was Touristen abhält. Aber in Cromer und Sheringham sieht es schon anders aus.
      Wir lasen einst, dass es typisch deutsch ist, dass wenn man irgendwo als Tourist ist, sich von den anderen Touristen absetzt und sich nicht als Tourist fühlt.
      Selbstbilder täuschen oft in erstaunlicher Weise, weswegen man ständig Kritiker benötigt, die einen auf den Boden der Realität zurückbringen – sonst wird man gar wie Trump. Uns kritisieren zum Glück Siri 🙂 und 🙂 Selma und das nicht zu knapp 😉
      Mit ganz lieben Grüßen
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Lieber Klausbernd,
      zum Glueck aber lockt Ihr nicht Andere per Instagram-Fotos an. Das ist ja mittlerweile eine richtige Seuche! Und dann diese neumodischen “Influencer”. Ich koennte kot***.
      Aber jetzt denke ich an etwas Besseres und rege mich nicht weiter auf.
      Liebe Gruesse, auch an die restlichen 3/4 der Fab Four,
      Pit

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    • Dear Cornelia,
      Dina enjoyed this workshop very much.
      She is now very busy because she will be presented as the property photographer in a UK wide exhibition of National Trust. Now she is preparing interviews and all that stuff that goes with it. Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma are very proud and excitingly helping her.
      Surely she will find time to answer you as well.
      Thank you very much and cheers
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you very much for good wishes, Cornelia! I’m sure it will be a great new year (trying hard not to remember that today the UK is leaving the EU 😢😡 now 😉) I’m delighted that you enjoy our report from the Lake District. Thanks for visiting.
      Wishing you a lovely weekend, Dina x

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    • Dear Anneli,
      thanks a lot for liking Dina’s photography 🙂 🙂 We knew from landscape photographers who Dina consulted about photographing in the western Lake District that we wanted the afternoon light. So went to our favourite places every afternoon. As the weather is quite changeable there, clouds, sun and mist are changing constantly you get a lot of chances to catch interesting light.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you for lour lovely comment, Anneli. It happened as we passed by. We stopped a few times – well Klausbernd was forced to stop when I called out “look at THAT LIGHT!!!” If you are holidaying with none-photographers you have take what you get. Like Klausbernd writes, we prepared ourselves as good as we could – and of course he and the Siri and Selma are very patient with me, I’m spoilt rotten and got a birthday bonus on top. x

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    • Thanks for explaining that, Dina. I know that light like this doesn’t usually last very long and you really have to have a camera with you at all times to be lucky enough to get photos like this. Thanks for sharing your moment of “enlightenment.”

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    • Dear Margaret,
      indeed, January is ideal and we suppose February as well. We missed the snow and probably you get a bigger chance for snowy mountains in February. For photography the winter light is ideal there and the ever changing weather and light.
      Thank you very much for commenting and the birthday greetings
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Guten Tag, liebe Karin,
      da freuen wir uns, dass dir unsere Post gefällt. Die war dieses Mal eine schwere Geburt, da wir unseren Entwurf grundsätzlich änderten, als uns klar wurde, dass wir zu viele Themen ansprachen. Daraus wurde dann diese Post und die nächste Post, die wir in zwei Wochen veröffentlichen werden. Siri 🙂 und 🙂 Selma sind unsere kritischen Lektoren, sehr streng und durchsetzungsfähig, was unseren Veröffentlichungen bestens bekommt.
      Im Sommer ist diese Gegend ein `no go area´.
      Mit herzlichen Grüßen vom kleinen Dorf am großen Meer in den Elsass
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Ahoi, dear Matroos,
      it’s so different to the Dutch landscape, isn’t it?
      Just go there, but you have to be quick. The growing tourism steals the magic of more and more parts of the Lakes.
      Have a great weekend and thanks for commenting
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • What a pity. Tourism is becoming an ailment. This is also the case here… Hopefully someday we will get there out of the tourist season. But what if everyone thinks so?🙃😉
      Warm greetings and a nice weekend.

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    • Tourismus is a plague on one hand, on the other the only means for people to make a living in the Lakes.
      You are absolutely right. We are afraid that this will cause one season only all the year round. This tendency can be seen in some tourist places already.
      Warm greetings from the cold sea
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Lieber Ernst,
      schön, wieder von dir zu lesen 🙂 🙂
      Wir freuen uns, dass dir Dinas Aufnahmen gefallen.
      Dieser Teil der Lakes wirkt teilweise wie auf größerer Höhe in den Alpen, aber die Berggipfel erreichen nicht einmal 1000 m. Der höchste Berg dort ist gerade `mal 978 m hoch, aber es wirkt dort alles wie auf mind. 2000 m in den Alpen.
      Liebe Grüße vom heute stürmischen Meer
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Good afternoon, dear Jo,
      we were kind of hunting this winter light every afternoon. You get it there regularly but you have to be quick as the weather is very changeable.
      It was a great birthday trip and we are thinking of going there next winter again.
      Thanks and wishing you a wonderful weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Dear Steve,
      we plan to go back there next winter and hope for snow then. Actually, we didn’t mind that much that there was no snow. With snow we would have had problems go down those steep mountain passes with a gradient of 33%.
      Thanks and wishing you a great weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you very much, dear Laurence,
      we were quite lucky, every day had a lot of dry hours especially in the afternoons. As we are late risers it fitted perfectly well. We got really wet and we had lots of sun as well.
      All the best and see you soon
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Hi, dear Tish,
      this is an area that opens up your heart. It was perfect for this holiday but we wouldn’t like to live there – too isolated, too many tourist in the summer …
      Thanks you very much for your kind words.
      Wishing you a great weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  9. As always, you excel yourselves with stunning photos, and thoughtful, informative words.
    My last trip up there was to Keswick, at the end of the tourist season. I wouldn’t want to go there at a peak time.
    Sorry you didn’t get your snow. 🙂
    Love from Beetley, Pete, and Ollie. X

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    • Dear Pete,
      we went to Keswick at the end of the tourist season 7 years ago. Our main interest was the pencil museum there and the Derwent Cumberland pencil factory (a book about colours by our dear Master was just published and sponsored by Swiss and German colour pencil manufacturers). We liked it there and it was not too touristy. The horrible places are Windermere and Ambleside f.e. We visited Ambleside during this trip and it was horrible, even in winter a place to avoid. Tourist rip-off and masses of tourist groups. But in the area where we stayed it was fine.
      Thank you 🙂 🙂
      With love from rough sea
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  10. Grand views indeed. Wasdale’s backdrop must have inspired mountaineers, authors and all kinds of artists during the years. I can easily see why it’s very busy in the peak season, probably cars all over the place, one tripod next to the other. The natural unspoilt beauty is breathtaking! I know you chose the time carefully to avoid the crowds. Well done. Excellent photos and write up. I do hope we will see and read more from this trip. 🙂
    Kram Annalena x

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    • Dear Annalena,
      you are absolutely right. The most famous artists of the Lake District are the so called Lake Poets like William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey and in a way de Quincey as well. The Shelleys lived for several month in Keswick. We would call the Lake District the birthplaces of the English Romantic poetry. But not only poets and writers were drawn to the Lakes. Turner kept a sailing boat on Lake Windermere, Sting has a white cottage in the Lake District as well, and of course Arthur Ransom’s “Swalows and Amazons” is set there. But it were the Lake poets with their romantic nature lyrics who put the Lake District on the map and started the tourism there.
      In our next post will be about sheep and mountain passes – at least it’s planned like this.
      Love & kisses
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Dear Michael,
      we absolutely agree, wilderness soothes the soul, a message that the Lake Poets spread and started the tourism there.
      Thank you very much and wishing you a great weekend.
      All the best and a happy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  11. Ah, beautiful in the winter light! It’s not far off 40 years since I was in the Lake District, and this was a lovely reminder of that grand scenery. A belated Happy Birthday to Dina!

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  12. Fab Four of Cley,
    First – Happy Birthday to Dina! You must have been thrilled to have a one-on-one workshop with Mr. Gilligan, but frankly, I don’t know what more he could have taught you. I always enjoy your pictures, but I must say, the second one took my breath away!
    Second – I hope you all enjoyed your holiday. If I had been with you, I would have been looking for snow myself – it has been quite a while since I’ve walked in it. I enjoyed seeing this post from you all and hope the forthcoming weekend is a very pleasant one.
    Take care.
    GP Cox

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    • Dear GP Cox,
      indeed, Dina was very thrilled to have that one-to-one workshop. Well, there is always quite a lot to learn. Dina has another personal teacher as well, but he is a digital artist from whom she learns post-production techniques whereas Mr. Gilligan is a camera (hardware) specialist teaching Dina tricks how to use her Fuji camera professionally. Anyway, photography is a complicated business.
      We enjoyed our holiday VERY much, it was great. And at the last day we even had some snow. We want to go next year again, maybe in February then. But then we will go further North as well to the Caingorms which is the area with the biggest chance to have snow on our island.
      Thank you very much for your kind comment and wishing you a wonderful time to come, you are always sooo kind 🙂 🙂
      All the best and love from the rough sea
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • You are very kind yourself, giving me such a long detailed reply. If you don’t mind, I wish to capture that picture I mentioned and make it my screensaver on my computer – I’ve already told my better half about it.
      You Four have a magnificent weekend!! (I know your fast is coming up, so eat hearty!)

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    • Thank you very much for good wishes, GP Cox. Altogether it was a truly lovey birthday holiday. Having a one-to-one workshop for one day is a perfect gift for a photographer. It’s difficult to combine photography with tripods and filters when doing a road trip with the rest of the gang. They are very patient with me though. 🥰
      Wishing you a pleasant weekend too.
      All the best,
      Dina x

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  13. Thanks God, Dina gave herself this birthday present, so we can enjoy her gorgeous photos of this wonderful landscape. And for Dina: a happy belated birthday. I only saw the Lake District once from afar, driving on the M6 up to Carlisle. Had no time to stop..

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    • Dear Greta,
      thank you very much. We drove up the M6 from where we live. Well, it’s crossing England from south-east to the north-west.
      We stayed at Wasdale for ten days and it was great having enough time to drive over all the high passes there and around some of the lakes. Well, we did a bit of hiking too.
      Wishing you a great weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Es freut mich sehr Klaus-Bernd, das mein Bild dich so gefällt 😉 Das Hohe Venn ist tatsächlich ein wunderschönes Naturgebiet und ist immer wieder anders. Das Foto ist im Brackvenn aufgenommen worden.

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    • Liebe Greta,
      ich finde, du hast die Winterstimmung dort bestens herüber gebracht und die Komposition find ich auch überzeugend. Ich kann mich leider nicht mehr erinnern, ob ich auch im Brackvenn war. Naja, das ist ja alles fast 50 Jahre her. Aber habe immer noch schöne Erinnerungen an diese Ausflüge, an die du mich nun glücklicher Weise wieder erinnert hast. DANKE!
      Liebe Grüße
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  14. Absolutely stunning photographs. I spent a long time looking at them and drinking in their beauty. You are so lucky to be able to drive there and see such wonderrs.

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    • Thanks a lot, dear Mari 🙂 🙂
      We are very happy that we could stay there for ten days, driving all the high passes and around some lakes, photographing and just enjoying life.
      We wish you a wonderful weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Well, and we should mention that we stayed in an inn with a micro brewery producing excellent beers 😉

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  15. First, Happy Birthday, Dina. Second, we are the ones that got the gift. Fabulous photos. The first one took my breath away. Have to agree on the tourist bit, although we fit the description. As much as possible, Peggy and I travel off-season as well. Thank you. –Curt

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    • Dear Curt,
      we changed our travel behaviour a while ago, like you we are travelling off season only, no travels with planes or huge ships and just travelling around in the UK. It’s better for our planet and for us as well. Well, most of the exotic places are not exotic at all. Siri 🙂 thinks that ‘exotic’ means horrible mass tourism. There are so many really grand places we can reach in a day’s drive as the Lake District f.e.
      We are happy that you like Dina’s photography 🙂 🙂
      Thanks and cheers.
      Take care
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • We still wander overseas. But I have to agree, Fab Four. There is so much to see at home, there is no way Peggy and I could manage it in one lifetime. 🙂 As for exotic, Siri, maybe it’s like beauty, in the eye of the beholder. Peggy and I once rented a canal boat on the Trent and Mercy Canal. It was one of the most exotic things we have ever done. 🙂 –Curt

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    • Dear Rich,
      one of our (blogger) friends used Dina’s photos for watercolour and acrylic colour paintings. His watercolour painting is Dina’s computer background.
      Thanks and cheers
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  16. I believe you had a wonderful birthday, Dina, and a lovely holiday – all of you! These photos are breathtakingly beautiful – the light and the mountains are enthralling. The second image stands out with its magical light play on the mountains. Also the sombre beauty of the Screes made me look again and again…Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

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    • Dear Leya,
      we had a great time in the Lake District. It was much better than we had expected 🙂
      The weather in this part of England is very changeable and therefore the light as well. That gives you the chance for great pictures – but you have to be quick and always ready. And Dina was very well prepared. She contacted photographers for getting hints where the best places are for taking pictures.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend as well
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  17. “We all want quiet. We all want beauty … We all need space” YES!!! Adventures seem to have a way of giving us the best twists and turns. I love tagging along with my Fab Four of Cley. Hugs and love!

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    • Dear Rebecca Clanmother,
      thank you very much for your comment.
      Here is the quote in full, which was taken from “Homes of the London Poor” (1883):
      ‘We all need space; unless we have it we cannot reach that sense of quiet in which whispers of better things come to us gently. Our lives in London are over-crowded, over-excited, over-strained. This is true of all classes; we all want quiet; we all want beauty for the refreshment of our souls.’
      We send lots of love and hugs to you
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  18. Oh, my, these are most beautiful and breathtakingly stunning, and to have captured them so eloquently is art at finest. In just the tiniest sliver of a way, it brings to mind some of the beauteous sites I have visited in Colorado Rockies.

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    • At a lot of places in this part of the Lake District we had the feeling of being in the Canadian Rockies – well, we only know the Canadian Rockies – especially when we drove all these mountain passes.
      Thank you very much for your kind words that made us smile 🙂 🙂
      Wishing you a great weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  19. Thank you Fab Fours,
    birthday serenade to Dina:
    “Viel Glück und viel Segen auf all Deinen Wegen
    Gesundheit und Frohsinn sei auch mit dabei!”
    Your photographic impressions are wonderful again as is your travel report including remarks to the history of the transport systems as well as the National Trust.
    Sad about the UK leaving the European Union. The European Parliament singing “Auld lang syne” was touching and moving.
    Communication on wp blogs will be continued, as far as I am concerned.
    Yours, Bernd

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    • Dear Bernd,
      indeed, it is sad that stupid populists in the UK won and that the UK is now not a part of the European Union any longer.
      Our dear Master sang your birthday serenade to our dear Dina just a couple of minutes ago when she was reading your comment. She loves such serenades 🙂 🙂
      Thank you for liking our post and wishing you a wonderful weekend and coming week
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Dear Steve,
      these mountains dominate the western part of the Lake District with high passes and few roads. We loved it.
      We only know New Zealand from the “Lord of the Rings” films.
      Thanks and cheers
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  20. Lieber Klausbernd,
    hier noch ein Nachtrag zu meinen Fahrten in den Lake District mit Boot “hintendran”. Das erste Mal bin ich mit der Faehre Zeebruegge-Dover gefahren. Das war interessant, denn es war eine LKW-Faehre, mit ziemlich viel offenem Parkdeck: einfach fuer mich “Anhaenger-Neuling”. Auf der Faehre waren auch einige PKWs, und ich habe mich mit einem Englaender unterhalten, der mir als Unterkunft den “Complete Angler” in Marlow empfohlen hat, als ich ihm sagte, dass ich mir gerne fuer 3 Tage London ansehen, aber natuerlich in einem Vorort wohnen wollte. Dahin war es aber nach der Ankunft in Dover zu spaet, und ich habe auch den kuerzesten Weg dahin verfehlt. Irgendwie bin ich auf die A2 Richtung Canterbury geraten. Es wurde langsam dunkel, und ich fand es gar nicht so einfach, mit dem Gespann eine Einfahrt zu einem Hotel zu finden, die ich mir zutraute – d.h. ohne ganz auf die Gegenfahrbahn ausschwenken zu muessen. Es wurde spaeter und spaeter und ich war schon fast dabei, mich mit einer Uebernachtung im Auto auf einem Parkplatz abzufinden, als ich dann endlich eine Einfahrt fand, die schraeg von der Strasse zum Hotel ging.
    Am naechsten Morgen ging es dann Richtung Marlow, eben in der Rush Hour und im Regen ueber die London Ring Road.
    Und in Marlow hatte ich wieder das Problem mit dem Parken. Keiner der oeffentlichen Parkplaetze war gross genug fuer mein Gespann. Also bin ich auf der Suche nach dem “Complete Angler” durch Marlow hindurch gefahren, habe dann umgedreht und eine andere Strasse abgeklappert, wieder raus aus Marlow, umgedreht, usw. usw., bis ich dann endlich das Hotel gefunden habe. Der Parkplatz bot auch genug Platz fuer mein Gespann. Ich also rein an die Rezeption. Aber als ich den Zimmerpreis sah, traf mich doch ein Schock: 135 GBP pro Nacht – und das Anfang der 80er Jahre. Das war dann doch erheblich ueber meinem Budget. Aber einfach rausgehen wollte ich nun auch nicht. Nur meine Reiseplaene habe ich spntan geaendert. Ich wollte nur eine Nacht bleiben, und dann in den Norden. Ganz gluecklich war ich aber, als man mir sagte, dass ueberhaupt kein Zimmer frei sei. Da fiel mir echt ein Stein vom Herzen. Also habe ich mich auf den Weg zum Lake District gemacht, und bin in einem Rutsch durchgefahren. Zwischen 10 und 11 abends bin ich angekommen, an dem Hotel, wo ich vorher schon mal gewesen war und das mir sehr gut gefallen hatte – nur um festzustellen, dass es wegen Renovierung komplett geschlossen war! Also bin ich zu einem anderen, und war ganz kurz vor 11 da. Und habe einen grossen Fehler gemacht: ich habe mein Gepaeck auf’s Zimmer gebracht und bin dann runter an die Bar, um ein schoenes Bier zu trinken, aber … es war schon kurz nach 11, es hatte schon geheissen “Last order, please”, und das Gitter vor der Bar war runter. Ich haette mich in den Allerwertesten beissen koennen! 😉
    Das Segeln auf Lake Windermere hat dann aber Spass gemacht.
    So, jetzt habe ich kange genug geschwaetzt.
    Liebe Gruesse an alle Fab Four,
    Pit

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    • Oh dear, lieber Pit, das war ja eine Reise mit Hindernissen.
      Wir sind ja Weicheier, wir fuhren zwar vom Lake District an einem Tag zurück, aber auf der Hinfahrt übernachteten wir auf der Hälfte in Ripon. Es war übrigens witzig, unser Volvo sagt uns auch nach 4 Stunden, dass wir nun eine Rast einlegen müssen. Anyway, wir übernachteten dort in einem alten angenehmen Hotel, in dem mit uns eine Jagdgesellschaft eintraf. Dina hatte die letzte Stunde gefahren und einer der Jagdgesellschaft nahm ihr den letzten Parkplatz vor dem Hotel. Ich ging zu ihm und beschwerte mich, worauf er charmant sogleich einen Kollegen verscheuchte, so dass wir direkt vorm Hotel parken konnten. Über Nacht und noch am nächsten Morgen hatte es gefroren und wir hofften schon auf winterliche Verhältnisse, aber schon im Laufe des Vormittags kam die Sonne heraus und es wurde warm.
      Als ich gestern das Auto wusch fielen Klumpen von Erde zurück auf die Erde. Viele der Straßen, die wir dort gefahren waren, würde man in Deutschland als off-road bezeichnen.
      Mit lieben Grüßen vom kleinen Dorf am großen Meer
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Auf meiner ersten Fahrt bin ich mit der Nachtfaehre Rotterdam-Hull gefahren. Von Hull aus war es gar kein Problem, n einem Rutsch an den Lake Windermere zu fahren. Das Problem war allerdings, auf der Faehre Schlaf zu finden, obwohl ich eine Viererkabine ganz fuer mich alleine hatte. Erstens gehe ich nur ungern ganz tief in den Bauch eines Schiffes zum Schlafen, und zweitens gab es immer wieder ein lautes Geraeusch, als ob wir ein U-Boot gerammt haetten. Das trug nicht gerade zu einer ungestoerten Nachtruhe bei. 😉
      Auf der dritten Fahrt, wieder mit Boot, und ueber Calais und Dover, habe ich in Canterbury uebernachtet.
      Apropos Off-Road Strassen: die kannst Du hier in Texas zur Genuege haben. Viele der Country Roads sind sogenannte “Dirt Roads”, d.h. Schotterpisten mit Wellblechcharakter.
      Liebe Gruesse ins kleine Dorf am grossen Meer,
      Pit

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    • Lieber Pit,
      mir waren diese dirt roads schon als Kind bekannt. Im ländlichen Schweden gab’s fast nur dirt roads und nördlich Uppsala war eh alles dirt road. Die Wellblechpisten kannte ich von unserer Sahara-Durchquerung. Aber, ehrlich gesagt, im Lake District war es doch dagegen hoch zivilisiert. Die Straßen war eng und steil und bisweilen fuhren wir über matschiges Gras, aber meistens waren sie asphaltiert mit erschreckenden Löchern an den Rändern, in man verschwinden konnte und die auch voller Matsch oft waren.
      Wir senden dir und Mary liebe Grüße
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Diese engen englischen Straesschen kenne ich auch zur Genuege: eng und flach im Sueden, eng und steil im Norden. Und die Einheimischen meinen dann immer, es koenne keiner engegenkommen und haben ein ganz schoenes Tempo drauf. Mir blieb dann oft nur eine Ausweichen soweit nach links, dass es manchmal Krtazer vom Gebuesch gab.

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    • Genauso, lieber Pit. Deswegen sind hier viele Autos nach deutschen Maßstäben völlig verkratzt. Unser geliebtes Volvochen 😉 ist jedoch noch völlig `wie aus dem Ei gepellt´ 🙂 🙂 und das soll auch möglichst so bleiben.
      Take care
      Klausbernd 🙂 und der Rest der Gang

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    • Lieber Gerhard,
      diese “brutale Schönheit”, karg, felsig und minimalistisch, eben klar Fels, Wasser, Himmel ist ganz nach unserem Geschmack.
      Wir wünschen dir einen wunderbaren Sonntag und habe Dank fürs Kommentieren
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Good afternoon, dear Louis,
      thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 🙂 They are really appreciated.
      We are just busy sorting out books we’ll give away because we hardly have any more space for new books – and there are always new books are coming as books attract books.
      We wish you a happy week
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  21. Also, es kann auch Einbildung sein, aber irgendwie ruft der Berg: Danke für euren Besuch und die super Fotos!
    Die offiziellen Bilder im Netz kann man vergessen!
    Keine Seele drinnen…
    Interessante Gegend und Bewohner, es führt zu den üblichen Verdächtigen, wenn man weiter forscht.
    Kann nur staunen.
    Die Post ist extrem schön formuliert, fiel mir auf.
    Sehr passend zu den Fotos!!!

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    • Guten Tag, liebe Pia,
      danke dir, dass du unsere unsere Post lobst. Das tut uns richtig gut 🙂 🙂
      Wir sind seit heute Morgen emsig damit zugange, Bücher auszusortieren, die wir dann weggeben werden. Wir müssen Platz schaffen für neue Bücher. Aus dem Lake Distrikt kamen wir auch wieder mit etwas über 50 Büchern zurück. Wenn man nämlich von uns in den Lake District fährt, kommt man durch Sedbergh/Cumbria, die englische Buchstadt. Sie aber längst nicht so `bookish´ wie Haye-on-Wye, das wir letztes Jahr besuchten. Aber ein paar uns interessierende Bücher fanden wir auch dort.
      Dann wünschen wir vier dir eine wundervolle Woche.
      Mach’s gut
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Dear Jacqui,
      indeed, we love the beauty of the rugged – in people, nature etc. It’s much more interesting than the sweet and always charming, isn’t it? In modern crime literature this is understood and it’s quite normal to have a damaged but strong chief inspector or detective.
      Thanks for commenting.
      Have a great week
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  22. The western fells are sublime! Dina has captured the stark, almost brutal beauty of the scenery in her photographs – and those reflections! Wonderful! The last time we were in the Lakes we stayed near Troutbeck, right next to Blencathra. We were there in June and the crowds weren’t too bad.
    A very belated happy birthday to Dina and best wishes to you all in Cley 🙂

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    • Thank you very much 🙂 🙂
      Well, that’s said with a pinch of salt and relates to an article of the Daily Mail (24.1.2020) by Hunter Davis.
      We had a GREAT time in the Lake District and looking forward going back next winter.
      Wishing you a happy week
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Dear Lynne,
      thanks for liking Dina’s photography 🙂 🙂 It’s very much appreciated!
      Wishing you a wonderful week
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  24. One can understand why this is such a popular destination. Dina’s photos are breathtaking. In America there is a saying about our National Parks, which likely also apply to other countries: “We are loving them to death!

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    • Good morning, dear Tanja,
      indeed, we are loving this part of the Lake District to death 😉
      Thanks for commenting. Wishing you a happy day
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  25. No snow necessary – it’s stunning no matter what the weather. This is one of the places I want to see if I ever get to GB (but I would skip it if it was summer!). Gorgeous images! The light in the second photo is extraordinary. I love the scale.

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    • Dear Bluebrightly
      Thanks a lot for your comment 🙂 🙂
      We didn’t mind too much that there was no and in the end only very little snow. By the way, they have lots of snow there now.
      For us it’s a place you have to visit in winter. In summer masses of tourists take the magic away and masses of midgets as well.
      The ever changing light gives the photographer the chance to catch extraordinary light situations.
      Wishing you all the best
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you very much for liking Dina’s pictures 🙂 🙂
      We love to share our experiences that’s our reason for blogging.
      Wishing you a happy day
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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