Following my Grange to Castle Crag walk at the south end of Derwentwater, It was time to move up to the north western corner of the Lake and book into my accommodation for the next few days. The quiet village of Portinscale has served me well in the past to satisfy my touristic and walking needs, with "The Mount " being my most used facility.
It was unfortunate that I was unable to stay here in the last four years due to various other travelling commitments and a cancellation I had make due to a close relative's health issue. However, the thought of going back here was tempered with a strange feeling as the hosts had changed hands and even though the atmosphere was not the same for me, the new proprietors did everything that was necessary to make myself and the other guests comfortable in our stay.
Along with all the other residential and guest house accommodation, Portinscale has a variety of different buildings places including a coffee shop, hotels and public houses that serve food. I have a fascination for photographing doorways and windows so my attention was drawn to this particular historical example nearby.
Later, i took a short walk down to the lake shore at Nichol End to see if there were any more photographic opportunities in the adjacent boatyard. The tension between peace on the water and anger in the skies was quite evident to me in some of the following shots...
|rope and reflection|
....to be followed with another view like this within the hour !!