This is what Saturdays in January were made for.
The first sunrise of the year from Skiddaw above Keswick.
Thank you for visiting this blog, and my twitter if you follow that as well, this year. Happy new year for a few hours time from a green and not very end-of-December at all Swaledale.
There’ll be some great cycling coming to this coast in 2016; The second running of ASO’s Tour de Yorkshire will finish to the south east of here in Scarborough and the Road Nationals will be held to the north west in Stockton but it’s December and next summer still seems a long way away so no need to start worrying about where you’re going to watch those quite yet..
I may have mentioned before that life at this time of year can be very grey, almost bereft of colour in fact. The sun often rises and sets behind the anonymity of the cloud and gloom and when there is some ceremony to the occasion because the first happens between eight and nine and second between three and four I am, like most people, generally not free to take the time out to watch the whole event so please forgive me if, when the opportunity does arise, I get get a little carried away. I hope everyone has had as good a Christmas as work, weather and all the other stuff that intervenes in life could permit and I wish you all the very best for the new year.