I am leaving Ravenglass tomorrow so there follows a quick round up of bits of the place.
This is The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Known colloquially as L’all Ratty. Originally built to three foot gauge for mineral hauling. The track was re-laid to fifteen inches and is now used for passenger carrying. This locomotive is the River Irt and was built in 1894.
These images are HDR with the steam reintroduced as a single exposure as are the people.
Today is the first day of spring so lets hope for some warm sunny weather in the north and continuous gentle rain in the south. It will do little good as the idiots in charge of planning keep building and concreting over the countryside. Were there any ponds left there would be more intelligent life lying under stones at the bottom of them. The rain just runs off into drains thence to rivers and out to the sea, fat lot of good it does there.
The good news today is that the Badger cull in Wales has been rejected in favour of a vaccination programme.
All the best and have fun.