Saturday, 4 December 2010

Day 4 Advent Challenge snow fun

Today has been full of fun.  I finished my bag this morning and this afternoon we went up Walla Crag for a little doggie walk in thick snow....yum.  Bella loves a walk but this snow has produced a dashing spring in her step.  The only exception to her enjoyment  seems to be when its snowing heavily and she has to go out in it for a wee like last night, then she displays a tendancy to dither at the open door before dashing for the covered way........

So we took the camera and there were certainly some stunning shots like this one of our lovely lake Derwentwater.

You can see Keswick too in all it's wintry raiment, it just looks like a fairytale city nestling under Skiddaw the oldest mountain range in the Lake District. The snow was quite deep in parts and of course DH wanted to go up an adventurous way, rather than the footpath, so up we went by a little known way and saw tracks. I think the first set were a hare and then another set which had to be a fox. Nothing else though had passed that way and there was no sign of any walkers because they all stick to the tourist tracks which are the boring ones. We went up in snow which nearly came to my knees but we were both wearing big boots and of course crampons only he had on his new shiny ones of course.....

He did look smart with matching gaiters and new red and black jacket too. He does not like to look shabby on the hills as so many people seem to do, no he is very much the Mountain Leader and dresses accordingly.

I have a reasonable 'turn out' too I might add and today I was sporting my new black Hagloff jacket to keep the cold winter chill at bay and I had on my trusty cap to keep the top of my head warm which is essential.

Well I am off, until tomorrow that is.

2 comments:

Dragonfly said...

I've just been reading through your blog and wanted to say that Bella is gorgeous! I used to have a Border Terrier called Barney but he was very (and I mean VERY) naughty and I had to regime him. I still miss him terribly and would love another.

Lyn Armstrong said...

Thank you, I will give her a cuddle and tell her what a good girl she is. She knows this already of course, but seems to like praise ;-)