Early morning walk on the Moor

I haven't been on the Moor for a few weeks, so I asked Jen to drop me off at the golf course car park on her way into work. I was on the Moor by 7am!

After a quick visit to the urnfield (which I've blogged about separately here), I made my way up to the trig point and had a brew. Yorkshire Tea, obviously. Then it was along Sheep Stones Edge, down the hill, and back home via Keelam Edge.

I was pleased to see the cotton grass out in abundance:

Cotton grass
Cotton grass.


Cotton grass
Cotton grass.

Amazingly, I'd never thought to stand on the low mound at the start of Keelam Edge to see if you can see our house over the camber of the hill. It turns out you can:

You can see our house from here
You can see our house from here (just right of centre at the bottom of the picture).

I disturbed a pair of lapwings on my way down from the Moor through the top field. They flew back and forth, crying and keeping a wary eye on me until I was safely through the gate. I was quite pleased with a couple of the photos I managed to take. I'm becoming increasingly convinced that, when it comes to photographing birds in flight, manual focus beats autofocus nine times out of ten. Handy hint, there!

Lapwing
Lapwing.
Lapwing
Lapwing.
Lapwing
Lapwing.
Lapwings
Lapwings.
Flowers in my friend's field
Flowers in my friend's field.

A marvellous walk, and back home by 9am, just in time for second breakfast!

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