& Time: A mixture of Saturday December 9th
and Tuesday Dec 12th 2006.
Location of walk : A short walk up Hope Beck Valley, above the village of Lorton in Cumbria, Uk.
Places visited : Hope Beck, Keswick, and Cockermouth.
Saturday's Walk : Gareth, Ann and the dogs (while I was working).
My pics are from Keswick on the same day and Cockermouth on the Monday after.
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The subtle thing about this set of photos was that Ann had the camera for the walk,
so I resorted to my mobile phone to catch the Mummers at "play" .
Flush with success, I went on to see what the phone camera would pick up later in the evening as I returned home from "a hard day in the office".
Clever these little mobile phones . . . but I think I'll go back to the other camera !
A morning visitor to our bird table this morning, taking a break after his rapid flight in.
Unfortunately for our garden birds the Sparrow Hawk is a carnivore not a vegetarian,
but she went away empty handed on this occasion.
Red sky at night - rain tomorrow again !!!
Photos by Ann.
Meanwhile in Keswick, it was Saturday lunchtime and the market was going full swing.
The Mummers were enacting an old English play, and collecting for charity I think.
Mummers Players are from the same background as Morris Dance Men . . . traditional country folk of old.
The "Doctor" was advertising the power of his elixir to cure all ills.
Here he was giving each of these unfortunate victims his "Wonderful Elixir of Life"
. . . and moments later they were fit and well again, and back to fighting each other.
There's a moral there somewhere !
Then into Cockermouth and it's lights on Monday.
Bank's Hardware Store window
and inside you will find one of the oldest of the Cockermouth shop interiors still in it's original form.
It's like a museum in it's own right.
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Technical note: Walk pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera. All the town pictures were taken with a Sony Ericson Walkman Mobile phone.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . the mobile phone instruction book and a toch to read it.