Posts Tagged 'Muncaster'

In their infinite wisdom…

On the way over Corney Fell in Cumbria, I stopped to take a photo of the road winding into the distance with an expansive landscape in the background. The roadsign gave the view some ‘foreground interest’. Only when I looked at it on my PC the next day did I realise the profundity of the image. Out here, about as far away from society as you can get on mainland Britain, the fingers of government reached and placed an instruction that we couldn’t possibly have worked out for ourselves…

Passing Place

The Heron Gets it

Shot a wedding at Muncaster Castle, near Ravenglass, on Saturday. A very pleasant location with a lovely couple (Rob & Kirstie) and – crucially for me – helpful staff. I was quickly shown the back passage (!) where the servants (in the olden days) would have scurried to-and-fro, and where us workers still do! Despite grizzly clouds overhead, it was dry enough to get everyone outside and let them drink too much Pimms on the lawn.

Where the hours go on a wedding day I’ve no idea, but no sooner had I arrived and got ready at 12:30, than it was suddenly 5pm and time to go. I stuck around awhile letting my head stop spinning before the 40 mile drive home, and took some photos of the herons in the trees nearby. Then I managed to knock 6 miles off that trip by going over Corney Fell instead of round it. What a find! I love it when I come across a corner of the Lake District I’ve never seen before, despite (gulp) 25 years of visiting or living here.

Rob & Kirstie   The Heron Gets it   Heron House


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