Saturday, 21 May 2011

Cartmel and Cumbria

A few photos of my recent visit to Cumbria.  As usual Blogger formatting is playing hard to get, so apologies.  The photos were uploaded in date order, but Blogger has seen fit to scatter them about and make tidying them back into a semblance something that would take all week.  So Cartmel appears all over the place.  I have captioned to act as a guide!

Cartmel interior
Bishop's chair

A Scarlet Lion

View from the roof
My talk at Cartmel Priory

Where we were staying

We saw lots of these

View from the cottage window

Wild violets in a hedgerow

Book Signing at Cartmel

Tea after my talk

Book signing

Different view of the gathering afterwards

Me at William's commemorative plaque

It rains a LOT in Cumbria

Ruins of Gleaston Castle

Bull in the field next to the ruined castle

Walking along the edge of coastal saltmarsh in the rain   

Another pic of the salt marshes

Shamrocks in Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest
More Grizedale

Grizedale in the cloud

A thoughtful Pip at Elterwater
Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge

Elterwater to Skelwith Bride

Skelwith Brige

Back to Cartmel as a tourist
William Marshal's banner hanging over the pulpil

14thC misericord in the Choir
Carved pillar in the Choir

Another misericord
original arches from the Marshal period

Shrine to local people killed while protecting Cartmel

The author in civvies

The bells
Rydall Water
View from near the cottage
Taz and Jack at Wastwater
The sea at St. Bees

Cliff path at St Bees

St Bees with Sellafield in the far distance

Coastal path
Cottage at night
Head on the barn door.

Gorse in bloom St Bees Head