Monday, 14 January 2013

Smiddy Shaw & Waskerley Reservoirs

Date:                      Saturday, 13th January 2013
Companion(s):         None

No walk today but the car needed a run out, I needed to go somewhere to test my new camera and, to be honest, I just needed some fresh air.  Got a bit more than I bargained for on the freshness side but it was good to get out :-)

Due to lack of petrol funds yet again, I decided to have a drive up to the Muggleswick Common area and take a few photos with the new camera.  Only about 20 miles from where I live but takes about 40 mins to get there.  Excellent driving route though provided the roads are ice free....and they were :-)

Anyway, the drive was enjoyed and it felt great to be up on the moorland, driving through the wonderful scenery.  Reached a viewpoint for Smiddy Shaw Reservoir, stopped the car and attempted a few shots with the new camera....

Took a few more shots of the surrounding area......

Just messing about with the zoom and things on the camera really but I soon realised that it was absolutely bloomin freezing up here and I'd forgotten my gloves!  So I quickly jumped back in the car and drove a little further down the road to a parking spot on the Waskerley Way.  Out of the car again for a few more photos....

At this point my fingers were just about frozen but I really wanted to take a look at Waskerley Reservoir too.  I had planned to walk the fairly short distance from the parking spot to the Reservoir but it was so cold I decided my best option was to drive to a viewpoint.  I'm glad I did....definitely and area I'd like to return to for a proper (fairly local) walk on a warmer day.  A few photos of Waskerley Reservoir.....


A bit of a shame that I didn't even get a little walk done but, I think the camera performed OK and at least I got a couple of hours out.

Hope to get out on a proper walk soon and I will attempt to keep the blog up to date this year! :-)

Saturday, 12 January 2013

New Year, New Start!

Oh happy day :-)  I now have a new camera and my broken leg is all mended :-)

Hope to get out on a good walk soon and will start my 2013 blog as soon as possible!

Not sure what the quality of the photos will be like but should be ok.