On Monday evening a strange pink light lit the eastern sky and Scout Scar's own aurora borealis featured on the evening news. The wonder of such things touches the heart, knowing the science is a bonus.
On yesterday's Radio 4 Open Country Helen Mark met volunteers from Mountain Rescue teams from Wasdale and Langdale Ambleside. The swelling number of call-outs is challenging, with social media encouraging folk to venture forth. The Mountain Rescue would like to remind walkers to be prepared, to have the right kit, to have experience and to be aware of the day's weather. Someone laments quantities of litter left on the fells.
Today, there's the wonder of first snow and the fells look lonely and mysterious. It's illusory, on such a fine day the fells will attract lots of walkers, but it's an illusion we cling to, loving solitude and peace. So we're all
united in dismay that someone is flying a drone over Scout Scar and the noise is alien and intrusive.