Non-stop rain prevented walking, but I had the idea of visiting Force Mills where a dramatic little stream bifurcates and tumbles down a hillside in the archetypal Lake District hinterland twixt Windermere and Coniston lakes. I reckoned it would be verging on uniquely spectacular with the nonstop downpour.
Photographing the stream from below is fraught with disappointing results because the camera just cannot capture what the eye sees here but we drove to the top where the water tumbles over the edge and got a few decent shots at the risk of writing off the camera with rain ingress. I wish I had experimented and used manual override to increase shutter speed and thereby sharpen up the fast flowing water, but at least I have a reasonable record.
My dormer bungalow has a landing between the two bedrooms with walk-in storage cupboards with sloping roofs on either side. I am installing in one of these a bijou WC and handbasin facility so that my nighttime geriatric requirements will be ameliorated.
|Awful picture (rain on the lens - my excuse), but it shows the two streams. The next ones are taken from the top before it flows down. CLICK TO ENLARGE|
|Where the main straem goes over the edge|
|This and the next two - looking upstream|
|The WC and handbasin are going in the left hand side. The chipboard floor was not level so I had to create a new level floor.|
|You can see how much out of level the floor was near the torch light - it is propped up a couple of inches or so within an 80cm. spread|
|Plywood floor and Vinyl tiles have now been added|
|Downlighter lights have been added, there are two more in the roof at the top of the photo.|
The WC will back up onto the rear wall. The walls will be cladded in upvc cladding.