The hunt's being run by Eileen at A Bracelet of Days, and she's set us a list of 25 items to find and photograph before the Spring equinox. It's open to everyone, so please hop over, check out the list and join in.
We spent Friday night in Cartmel, and I spotted an old mangle in the hotel that I think qualifies for Domestic Trivia (no. 3).
Wandering around Cartmel on Saturday morning we found The Gatehouse Bookshop (no. 11)
and we visited Cartmel Priory, which dates from 1188 so has a great
We spotted Smoke (no. 24) rising from a few chimneys, but it was hard to photograph against the cloudy sky; this was the best I could manage. Not very photogenic, but at least we can see the smoke against the roof tiles.
From Cartmel we drove up to Tarn Hows for a walk out to Black Crag and back. As we followed the path around the tarn, I picked off both A Pair of... Sheep (no.19)
and Many trees (no. 17).
Heading away from the tarn and into the hills, we passed a wooden Signpost (no. 18)
and several piles of Stones (no. 14).
Having reached Black Crag,
we paused and admired the views in all directions, especially the light On the Water (no. 7) of Esthwaite Water,
the slopes of Silver How (a slightly dodgy no. 8),
and the summit of Bowfell (an even dodgier no. 15) lost in the Mist (no. 24 again).
We retraced our steps for a bit, before taking in the opposite side of Tarn Hows where we spotted a fallen tree embedded with coins,
and paused to capture the Detail (no. 20).
Unbelievably, we recorded 12 finds in just a few hours, though I've stretched the definition on a couple of them, and I'm not particularly happy with my smoke picture. Still, that's half the hunt done already, and plenty of time left to improve on these.