25 December 2012
Christmas Day! I woke up early to shoot some early morning photos of Lake Windermere. A fine mist hangs over the calm lake and there was slight drizzle. I figured it is best to just shoot from the window instead of going out into the rain with my gear.
|Lake Windermere in the morning mist|
|Ambleside Pier viewed from the bedroom at Waterhead Hotel|
When we went down for breakfast, we were greeted by Santa offering us a a glass of Buck Fizz and Christmas gifts.
|Christmas stocking with our Christmas gifts from the hotel. One for each person.||Going down the stairs to the breakfast area|
|Jolly Santa welcoming us at the breakfast|
|View of the lake while we had our breakfast. Still drizzling and we are supposed to go for a morning walk after breakfast!|
|Breakfast on Christmas morning at Waterhead Hotel|
We have been blessed. The drizzle stopped after our breakfast. The hotel has organised a traditional Christmas morning walk for the guests to enjoy the stimulating and invigorating Lakeland air. We somehow got the timing slightly wrong and hence missed the hotel-organised morning walk around Ambleside. They left without us. It turns out to be blessing in disguise as it leaves us with the opportunity to go for a walk on our own. We went to the nearby Borrans Park and that is where I can take my time to shoot some fantastic photographs of Lake Windermere. Something that I would not be able to do if I am with the party from the hotel. The lighting conditions in the morning after the drizzle was perfect. Perfectly calm waters and misty lake.
Here are of the photos we shot.