Sunrise by Grasmere

One of the luxuries of traveling during November is that sunrise is comparatively late, aided by the surrounding fells. Being awake by 7:30 is a guaranty that on a clear day one can watch the brightening sky.

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The reflected contrail of a passing jet is captured by the water.
Contrail reflection


A mist forms over the water, and tendrils rise into the air.
Morning mist


The day continues to brighten even if approaching clouds give dramatic support.
Brightening sunrise


Along the way back an inquisitive robin approaches, no doubt looking for a snack. Note that the popular English robin, found on greeting cards and wrapping paper too, is an entirely different species from the American one.
English Robin


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