Monday 26th April 2021 - Clougha Pike - Grit Fell
The objective today: Andy Goldsworthy's installation near (supposedly) Clougha Pike. Andy is a British sculptor who has created many drystone wall works of art scattered around the globe and other varied artwork. Have a look at Wikipedia if you want to learn more of his metaphysical rationales for his works and his biography.
With Lockdown at bay and spring on the march I wore shorts for the first time this year.
Four years ago I ascended Clougha Pike with full knowledge of a dire forecast for a foul day with persistent rain and limited visibility. That could only have been indulgent masochism. I had already walked a couple of miles before seeing these cyclists at the Jubilee Tower from where I launched off into peat bog and swamp. Click here if you want to know more.
|Onto tracks after half a mile walking down the road from the car parking|
|Old cobbled lane - atmospheric Industrial Revolution stuff|
|What a gem of a relic. Note also the old barn behind|
|With the help of the Chrysler badge on the bonnet I was able to identify the model back at home|
|Avenger, early/mid seventies. It was a good rally car in its day but not much good otherwise.|
|Good going on the way to Clougha|
|Why do they use this stuff.? I suspect it is some kind of subconscious protest|
I've become as bit carried away recently putting rondels on my model aircraft - it must be catching
|A lonely pine. Pining for the The Two Blondes to come and decorate at Christmas?|
|Conspiracy theorists may say they are Stone Age beam-me-up-machines?|
|The Haweswater pipeline aqueduct. The quarry is behind my left shoulder|