Life during Lockdown

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From Colin Crabtree:

"I'm spending more time in the garden. Probably the most weed free it has been for some time. A few years ago I made the mistake of planting a variety of ornamental allium bulbs, now the garden is over run with them. Apparently the bulbs are edible but there are only so many onions you can eat.

If we had been on holiday we would have been snapping away at the array of flowers on display.

Spending time just watching the birds with a G & T in the afternoons, us with the drink not the birds!"

Tulips in the front border

Primrose cushion

Tulips in the rear side border

Irresponsible sparrows ignore Government distancing advice

Sparrow taking social distancing seriously

"Wedding Anniversary, I promised to make a meal, always a mixed blessing for Joan, no cooking for her, though the apprehension of what could go wrong usually takes the edge off her enjoyment.

Coq un Vin, well ok chicken in red wine, straight forward, no problems. Dessert something special, Orange & Grand Marnier Mousse, another simple preparation, well until you start to whisk the egg whites, its amazing how far they splatter if you forget to put the lid on the blender. Well the kitchen did need to be redecorated, it was at least 6 months ago since I last did it."

From Steve Lee:

"On Sunday 22nd March, as there wasn't a "A" walk on the programme, I planned to recce one of my walks for the Summer. With lockdown imminent (it happened the next day) I knew that there was little chance that I would be able to lead the walk for the Club. However I decided to recce it anyway. Here are some pictures so that you can enjoy a virtual walk."

Here's where the bus would stop to drop us off, the A683 on Cote Moor

The sign post points the way to Street and the start of the walk

Looking back to Street hamlet

Wild Boar Fell comes into view

Looking back to the Howgill fells

Footbridge over Long Gill beck

Wild Boar Fell from High Dolphinsty

Looking up The Nab, which forms the north ridge of Wild Boar Fell

Mallerstang Edge from The Nab

Looking back down The Nab

Approaching the summit, with a frozen tarn!

The recently rebuilt trig point and summit shelter

View ahead to Swarth Fell. The programme walk goes over here and eventually finishes at Sedburgh. But...

...I had to get back to my car, so I descended Uldale Gill

Swarth Fell above Uldale Gill. It was not an easy descent, no path and lots of ups and downs

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