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A Morning on the Wall
by johnkaysleftleg » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:10 pm
Date walked: 22/12/2020
Time taken: 3
Distance: 6.5 km
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With Christmas and full lockdown looming, I had one final short outing in 2020. My final holiday of the year was taken and I set off early, staying in what was then all tier three as per the guidance, to watch the sun come up over Cawfields Quarry.
I'd never been here before, most of my trips to Hadrian's Wall had been to the area around Crag Lough, but this looked a promising place for photography and so it turned out to be as I ended up most pleased with my shots from the morning.
Empire of the Sun
With the best of the dawning light over I returned to the car, dumped most of my camera equipment in the boot, and set off along the wall with Hughie who was most relived that the standing about behind a camera and tripod was over.
Part two of the morning involved wandering up to the high point on the wall, Winshield Crags, before making my way back to the car by lunchtime as I had things to do in the afternoon.
...and again from higher up
Blinded by the light
The overhead cloud which had helped with this morning's photography was now lowering as we climbed higher and before long we were wandering in poor visibility up to the trig point.
The Old Ways
We found a suitable rock on the summit and sat and had some breakfast. I wasn't really expecting much to happen but gradually there were slight hints of the cloud lifting so we hung about and waited for a while to be rewarded by the sun breaking up the fog to give us the second treat of the day following the sunrise.
Light starting to break on Winshield Crags summit
Mist Lifting from the Wall
Sun breaking through on the trig point
To the West
Hazy glow over the Wall
We slowly wandered back along the wall enjoying the views in the beautiful winter light to cap off a splendid short outing, and a most welcome break from the drudgery of work and dismal news.
Edge of Empire
Mist just about cleared
Zoomed view to the West
Looking over Caw Gap
Back at Cawfields
by LucieK » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:11 am
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by johnkaysleftleg » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:25 am
LucieK wrote:Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing.
HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:Stunning photos - I love the Hadrian’s wall country, it has a different ambience from either the Lakes or the Pennines.
Alteknacker wrote:Brilliant pics. As ever.
Jim777 wrote:Fantastic photographs. Looks a really beautiful piece of countryside with history included. Cheers.
Many thanks for your kind words.
by trailmasher » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:53 pm
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