5th January 2014
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The Night Before
Finding the right time to open my Pendle account for 2014 has been a challenge. The evening before, the skies began to clear and the forecast allowed for up to two hours of sunny weather on the following morning. I parked at Barley and set off walking at 07:45hrs.
Red Sky in the Morning!
Sunlit Altocumulus glows above Fell Wood.
Sunrise and Lower Ogden Reservoir
Sunrise 5th Jan 2014
A welcome return after sixteen and a half hours of twilight and darkness.
Just now the suns rays begin to be obscured by the cloud and the hoped-for period of direct sunshine is cut short.
Fragmenting Lines of Cloud
Walkers: Just Me.
Time taken: 1hr 50mins over a distance of about 5miles.
Route: Barley, Barley Hill, Flank route up past the spring to the Summit, Steps, fields back to Barley
Weather: Clear, but soon clouding over, chilly breeze throughout.
Greetings: Plenty of folk heading up as I was heading down.
All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2013 ©