Explorer and Independent Biologist

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Illmitz comes to Askam

It was my pleasure to welcome my friends Helmut and Katharina from Illmitz, Burgenland, Austria, to Maalie Court for a few days. Illmitz is on the border of Austria and Hungary close to the Seewinkel National Park where I go to conduct birds surveys.

The visit coincides with the blooming of the very first daffodils, 
for which Cumbria is noteworthy from the poetry of William Wordsworth

Helmut and Katharina enjoy the view of Esthwaite Water, 
their first lake in the Lake District

Soon they are observing the local bird life

Negotiating a bridge over the beck at Crummock Water

The dry stone walls, characteristic of the north of England,
is a source of fascination

Buttermere is reputed to be the most attractive scenery in England

And what better way to end a day exploring in the Lake District 
than to sample a pint of Real Ale in the Black Dog pub


  1. Lovely, lovely photos - especially love the stone walls!!!

  2. Me too. Love the stone walls. You do wonders with that Box Brownie of yours.

  3. Love the pics mate! and the Black dog too!

  4. Those stone walls surely caught my eye as well. Terrific photograph. May I borrow it for my facebook? And with the caption of course.

  5. Thanks for comments everyone!
    Of course, Donsands, go ahead, I'm flattered :-)

  6. I was going to put something about the stone walls too, but got beaten to it by everyone.
    Brilliant photos.

  7. mate- are you drinking pink beer!!?????