roaming the wilds of south west Surrey
Last post of my Cumbria series.
I’d never been to Tarn Hows before. Although it’s a man-made tarn, it’s well worth a visit, not least for the stunning panoramic vista as you descend to the car park. It was a changeable sky as we arrived, but the weather deteriorated as we walked the easy circular route around the tarn. We were looking for a geocache, so my daughter and I ended up climbing a steep bank in a hail storm at the end of the walk. We were cursing the weather, until a magical moment when there was a break in the clouds and the tarn was illuminated by the intense setting sun and a little rainbow hung over the tarn for just long enough for me to grab my camera with a whoop of delight. Certainly made the hailstorm worth it, even if we didn’t find the geocache!
Last week our pet rabbit, named Sponge for her capacity to absorb affection like a sponge absorbs water, died aged 8. She was a free range rabbit and she lived a long and happy life, as you can see.