Another place we'd vowed to return to was Kielder - following our spectacular introduction to the area courtesy of the Calvert Trust we'd promised to return early in 2014 before the midges took up residence. It's nothing personal, I'm just allergic to them and do a great impression of a puffer fish if I get too many bites.
On day 1 it peed down so all we managed was a hike and a bouncy boat ride. On day 2 a dose of insomnia was put to good use when I decided to nip down to the lake shore to watch the sunrise over the lake and commune with the red squirrels.
|Daybreak over Kielder|
|Steve made it look easy.|
|Winner got the camera, loser got their photo taken...|
|Belvedere ("Good View" in Italian)|
|View from the Janus Chairs|
|Kielder Water near Leaplish|