Sunday, 9 February 2014

A walk to Castle Crag.........................................................................................

It's been a couple of weeks since our long weekend break in the Lake District.

I took Mandy to Castle Crag in Borrowdale to visit the cave Millican Dalton spent his summers during the 1920's through to the 1940's.
I have shared his story before the link is here: Millican Dalton

On our way back from the cave this sheep appeared and started to follow us.

Bleating away it seemed to be making sure we left his little patch of Castle Crag.

If we stopped the sheep stopped... it became a bit of a game of cat and mouse.

As we reached the path following the River Derwent...the sheep jumped over a stone wall to make sure we really were on our way... a fun end to our walk.

Mandy's Dad is scheduled for his triple bypass op tomorrow morning... 
...he was in good spirits when we saw him today.
 Mum is enjoying being back at home after her fall and has now has a panic button around her neck... 
...83 on the 10th of March she took some convincing she was old enough to wear one!

Our World Tuesday and Skywatch Friday

25 comments:

Kay said...

Looks like a wonderful walk. Great photographs.

Michelle said...

How nice to see you made a new friend on your walk.

TexWisGirl said...

i hope all goes well for mandy's father tomorrow.

love your shadow sheep!

Sandra said...

I pray Mandy's dad will be fine through the surgery and great news you mum has the panic button. they are a great thing to have. LOVE that sheep and the story

Christian Weiß said...

Wow, stunning photos and a great place.

Stephanie said...

Enjoyed the walk through your lens.

Kirk Dale said...

Dear Andrew,
I enjoyed this post. The Lake District is very special to our family and my father's ashes are buried up there and photos of the region bring back very pleasant memories.
Kirk

GB said...

Your recent walks in the Lake District took me back to when, decades ago, when I spent a lot of time wandering and photographing the hills and valleys that my parents had wandered before me. It's been good to see them as well, of course, as more of your excellent wildlife shots. I've never managed a Sparrowhawk.

LindyLou Mac said...

A pleasant virtual walk!

ADRIAN said...

Good luck with the heart job. He should be as good as new in a month or two.

Laura said...

How beautiful!

Dina said...

Terrific pictures. Glad you didn't get rammed by this ram (or ewe?).

Wishing your family success at the hospital tomorrow. Shalom to you.

mick said...

Magnificent scenery and very interesting to have the sheep following you - it certainly adds interest to the photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Excellent photos and that is quite the Sheep and rather protective ~ thanks ^_^

Sending lots of 'healing energy' to all ~

carol and artmusedog
www.acreativeharbor.com

Pantherka said...

Certainly everything will be fine.

Beautiful photos Andrew.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That sheep almost looks like a mythological being! Beautiful area and photos. Hope Mandy's dad will do well and recover quickly.

eileeninmd said...

The sheep is cute, fun to have him/her following you! I hope all goes well with the bypass tomorrow, sending my prayers. Enjoy your week ahead!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Love your sheep and what great captures! I'm holding good thoughts for Mandy's Dad, Andrew! Hope the surgery goes well.

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thinking good thoughts for your mom and Mandy's dad. (I will have to be convinced to wear that button too...probably any day now...I'm only a decade younger than she is.)

Funny sheep protecting his territory.

Rose said...

Glad your mom is back home...amazing that she has to be convinced to have a panic buttong. Hope all goes well with Mandy's dad.

Brian King said...

Beautiful country! I had to laugh at the sheep! That's funny!

Powell River Books said...

What fun. We have mountain goats up in our hills, and this time of year they come down closer to lake level due to the snow in the higher country. Spring is a good time to catch sight of them, but they never get close enough for good pictures with my little camera. - Margy

Gillian Olson said...

I never realized that sheep were so curious.

edenhills said...

What a great companion to follow you!

HansHB said...

Beautiful pictures!