We woke to another beautiful morning and looked forward to our planned lazy day around the site and a walk along nearby Scout Scar with, perhaps a BBQ.
After a lazy breakfast I decided on some bird photography. Alejandro had made me a collapsible bird table to keep at the caravan. I had set it up on the day we arrived and was amazed at the numbers of birds that were coming down after only a couple of days. First down was a robin, closely followed by a nuthatch. Next came coal, blue and great tits and eventually chaffinches to feed on the food spilled on the ground. Towards the end of the stay we had a couple of female siskins and a tree creeper explored the crevices in the two larch trees near the van.
After lunch we drove around to Scout Scar where we walked along the steep scarp solpe with spectacular views of the Lakes from the Kentmere Horseshoe in the north east round to Coniston Old Man in the south west with the Langdales, Bowfell and the Crinkles in between. The dip slope, with scattered limestone pavement looked out over Kendal and the Howgills.
We only had a short walk before heading back to the site for beer o'clock and BBQ. Enjoying a glass of wine after the meal we suddenly realised that there was going to be an amazing sunset, so, grabbing the camera, we dashed off up to the tree. It was one of the best sunsets we have had here. Returning to the van in the dusk we discovered that the whole site had had a power cut so we lit some candles and sat outside with our coffee in the balmy air of late summer.