Patience won the day, in late morning the clouds began to clear and off we set from the cottage door to Middle Fell, 582 metres 1909 feet and a great summit for views of the big Lakeland Fells. We took a very gentle ascent route.
This pair of locals were keeping a close eye on our progress:-)
And so to the final push to the top, as the summit ridge is crested a stunning view appears out across Yewbarrow to Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Lingmell and The Scafells with numerous others playing a supporting role.
A closer view of Lingmell and the Scafells.
And for a grand change of scale a tiny toadstool!
Plenty of memories up there and a fitting goodbye to the fells that have played a large part in my life, a very careful descent as tired legs became a little jelly like!
Looking westwards over Nether Wasdale..
....and back to the Scafells
Back at the cottage we had a lengthy rest and then with a flask of coffe we headed to St Bees to enjoy some sea views and the warm sunshine.
The Isle of Man showing fairly clearly through the haze of the sea.
Dramatic St Bees Head in the bright sunshine.
Back in Wasdale the lake was in reflective mood and a perfect for photography.
One final shot of a panorama I took earlier in the day from the sumit of Middle Fell, a super day, happy memories!