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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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heleninwales
Stop for a moment and...
...admire the scenery.

Yes, I finally got out of the back garden! Tomorrow G is leading a local geology group on a walk around the Cregennen Lakes. There is a particularly interesting rock that is very tricky to get to. After several field trips that involved a lot of floundering through knee deep bracken and gorse and scrambling over tumbled boulders that made progress very difficult, we thought there had to be a better route. So today we drove up for a quick reconnoitre. G went via his old route while I tried out a path higher up on the hill. The outcrop is easier to recognise from below, but easier to access from above, if that makes sense. Anyway, by approaching from two different directions, G pointed me at the right rock and I found a much easier route than before.

I only had time to grab a single photo, but with luck, there will be more of the same location tomorrow. It's a bit picture postcardy, but this is one of my favourite places around here. Possibly one of my favourite places full stop.

Cregennen Lake

I still can't believe we're having a proper summer. A week of gorgeous sunny weather! This is what June is supposed to be like. :)

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pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: June 8th, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks beautiful - a wonderful.place to escape the world.

Delighted that you are getting some better weather, at last! Better a year or two late than never?
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: June 8th, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's lovely!!

Isn't this weather so glorious? Better make the most of it!!
sartorias From: sartorias Date: June 8th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely photo!
del_c From: del_c Date: June 8th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
All my life June has been a disappointing rainy month, so that I discount older ideas that it's supposed to be sunny. It's a pleasant surprise when it lives up to its ancient reputation.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 9th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Through the 60s, it was traditional that the exam period in June was glorious. The older pupils sat their O-levels and A-levels and -- as much to keep the rest of the school quiet as anything -- the end of year exams were timed to coincide.

Hence for what seemed like forever, but was in fact probably 5 or 6 years, exam time in June was hot and sunny. Of course it was also traditional that the weather broke as soon as the exams were over and the schools broke up for the holidays. :)
scallywag195 From: scallywag195 Date: June 9th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
It is a beautiful picture. I like the postcard feel of it.

So far we're having a proper summer, too. It's about time.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 9th, 2013 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seems like years since we had more than the odd nice day. It's been over a week now of the same beautiful sunny -- but not too hot! -- weather.

Rain is forecast for Tuesday, but we've got to the point where the gardeners will be wanting some. And perhaps we'll have a bit more sun before the autumn? :)
asakiyume From: asakiyume Date: June 9th, 2013 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)
What a gorgeous spot, and what a lovely photo--love the shadows on the hillside. Not too postcardy at all--or rather, I'd like all postcards to be as lovely as this.
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