Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 3rd February, 2019)
Foggy down below
Our house will be down there somewhere
The most spectacular sight I have ever seen was in fog.
It was on the top of The Old Man of Coniston looking upon an archipelago of peaks rising out of dense mist.
One summit in particular, Harter Fell with its pointy sharp top looked like a shark's fin dipping in and out of the sea.
''Twas a day like this 30th Jan on the last day of the shooting season....couldn't believe there was shooting but there was.
The most spectacular sight that I have ever seen was in fog, was the tops of the legs and top of the derrick of a Oil Rig in the North Sea from a Westland Whirlwind helicopter
The swirling mist looks nice on a photo but would we want those thick,yellow fogs back again? The kind where you couldn't see across the road and traffic was stopped. Fog dripping with soot ...everything seemed deathly quiet and eerie for some reason. When people ventured out they were muffled up with scarves around the mouth - with a fear of breathing the smog in....it was terrible!
I remember pea soupers well. We used to go to Aintree from Holland Moor to visit my parents friends, we had a Vauxhall, ( TMT 30, only car number I have ever been able to remember !) It always seemed to be foggy when we went...joy of joy journeys...Mother with her head stuck out the window watching the verge, Dad shouting at her & flicking headlights off & on, us in the back freezing to death & keeping our heads down...dont you just love memories !
So very true Veronica, thankfully those Clean Air Acts made the air breathable again, we don't want a return to that awful smoke laden fog.
I remember how we watched the mist lift, from the safety of Ullswater's shore in the 1970s, and how a Grey-heron had missed us by just a few yards. Quite a sight, and spooky when gin-clear voices were heard coming from the opposite shoreline. A smashing place is The Lakes.
Sadly Cyril we have something worse these day the smell of petrol and diesel .
It could be worse - look at the Chinese walking about with masks over their mouths all the time. I just wonder if the air will ever be pure at all.