The view towards Bamford with the Mill in the foreground from the railway track .
Up towards Bamford Edge.
We're just about to tackle the big hill to the dam wall so stop for a pic of a little stream rushing down off Win Hill...
Made it to the top! The reservoir is overtopping into the sinkholes (one at either side of the dam wall) which is always impressive I think. That log stayed balanced there for days.
Looking into the water surging down the hole was hypnotic - maybe it was because I didn't want to start running back just yet....
I found a nice passerby to take my pic and he did a decent job for a change, even got Shelagh in at the bottom.
The water from the sinkholes comes out at the bottom (as you'd expect and flows off down the Derwent River.
Rich tells me that "when he were a lad" he and his pals could walk up the overflow pipes when the sinkholes were overtopping and slosh through the knee high water. Nowadays I imagine that heath and safety has (quite rightly IMO) put a stop to that sort of caper for 8 year olds!! But it is something I'd like to do now of course...
Doggies on a rock!
Lots of water - the river was much wider than usual and the waterfall much more impressive than its usual trickle.
Now I've done the photos, I haven't much time before I play golf for my confession...
I went to weigh in yesterday and had GAINED 0.5lbs. After 4 blameless weeks of tiny but steady drops, a gain and in a week when I had no events to excuse such a gain. Grrrr. I'm annoyed with myself because I got complacent.
I did manage my big run last night though and added a good 0.5 mile loop to it too so I'm pleased with that. I've got golf this evening and training on Friday. And food has been good these last few days so I feel as though my slack week has not been too expensive. Still annoying though as it pushes by half stone target backwards not forwards!
Anyway, no more time to chat for now!