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By MrsS    
Hi All - - is it really Monday evening already??? Wink

Had a fabulous weekend with the other two thirds of Team W.A.S.P. starting off with a bit of an adventure on our way up to the Lakes at really, really stupid o'clock on Saturday.

Left home at 3:30am and headed up as far as jctn37 on the M6 with no problems, just having a good natter and discussing just how mad we were to be out and about at that time.

As we rounded a bend, we saw a lorry stopped on the hard shoulder and a red BMW stopped just alongside of it in the nearside lane!

After a few choice words about the mental state and parentage of the BMW driver, Paul overtook in the first overtaking lane and we continued, only to be pursued not too much later by said BMW flashing his lights at us.

As he flew past us at at least 100 mph, the car was making the most awful noise, which the boys pointed out was most likely caused by a flat tyre. Further discussion on his heritage then ensued.

About a mile or so further on, as we rounded a bend, MrS was confronted by a HUGE amount of debris all over the carriageway, and what was left of the red BM was lodged in the central reservation, smoking like a good 'un!

An eventful time was then had waiting for the police to arrive and giving our side of the incident. Luckily for him, the driver walked away with cuts and bruises, but police had to wait for 15 hours to interview him, until he sobered up!

If we had been 30 seconds later round that bend - - -

After that, it was quite a relief to get to such a tranquil spot and relax into my own little photographic world! Smile

Hope you like this - thanks for calling in - been mad at work today - Science Day, which I organised - time for a chill, methinks! Smile

Fran x

Tags: General Sunrise Lakes Reflections Architecture Derwentwater Jetty Fells Brandelhow Landscape and travel Team wasp

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15 Mar 2010 6:23PM
stunning image lovely colour
15 Mar 2010 6:23PM
Stunning ... and even more Stunning large !

Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 6:25PM
So pretty! Just love those pastel colours.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
15 Mar 2010 6:25PM
Looks lovely ... unlike the steaming remains of that BMW Smile x
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
15 Mar 2010 6:29PM
Fantastic composition, tones, light, in fact, everything about it, Fran! Carol
richardwheel 15 217 2 England
15 Mar 2010 6:29PM

Quote:Looks lovely ... unlike the steaming remains of that BMW

pmsl! or bear chested tattoo man stumbling across the motorway!
MikeH 16 217 4 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 6:29PM
Hello neighbour, pink for the girls, blue for the boys ,LOL lovely pastel colours Fran,
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
15 Mar 2010 6:39PM
Thanks Ian, Chris, Sue, MrS, Carol, "TheW" and Mike Smile

Was he really that hairy, Rich? Wink

Fran x
Phil_Morgan 14 182 1 Wales
15 Mar 2010 6:53PM
Very nice indeed young lady Wink
Sezz 16 619 15 England
15 Mar 2010 7:05PM
That's really beautiful Fran! Thank goodness you were all safe!

Sarah *
Dennis_Bromage 13 45 20 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 7:10PM
Really beautiful Fran. Looks like you had a great morning, once you got there that is Smile
Richsr 14 91 223 England
15 Mar 2010 7:18PM
Lovely tones and light Fran, well worked.
Regards Richard
martin.w Plus
19 608 28 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 7:20PM
A world away from the excitement (!) of the journey, but a fabulous result here Fran Smile
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
15 Mar 2010 7:28PM
Thanks Phil, Sarah, Den, Richard & MrW Smile

Interesting choice of words, MrW - but then "May you live in interesting times" is Chinese curse! Wink

Fran x
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 7:32PM
Sounds like a bit of a mad start to the day Fran, this is a lovely peaceful image though.

derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 7:35PM
A beautifull image Fran. Very tranquil (unlike your journey there !!)

Ian-Munro 13 200 15 Wales
15 Mar 2010 7:36PM
Looks very nice Fran.
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
15 Mar 2010 7:46PM
Thanks Darren, Derek & Ian Smile

Fran x
DaveMead 11 23 14 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 7:51PM
Stunning image Fran. Colours and light are fantastic and it's an excellent composition to boot. Smile
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
15 Mar 2010 7:55PM
Thanks Dave - appreciated Smile

Fran x
dp 17 165 3 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 8:03PM
Better than Pauls! A cracking image Fran. Glad you all got there safely.

UBOAT 13 41 Scotland
15 Mar 2010 8:13PM
Great picture fran, lovely soft smooth colours and reflictions. Great capture love the detail in the picture.

fotosphere 12 1 Wales
15 Mar 2010 8:14PM
Stunning Image, very nicely done
Falconer 16 16
15 Mar 2010 8:22PM
Great shot! Wheres the photo of the BMW??? Hope thats next :o)
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
15 Mar 2010 8:31PM
Thanks Dave, Connor, Tony & Robert! Smile

LOL Robert - the cameras were safely tucked up in the car boot - too cold to keep them still long enough to get a decent exposure! Smile

Fran x
rockfish 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 8:46PM
Lovely clean image Fran with subtle colour and great comp. Superb.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2010 8:54PM
What can I say? all been said over and over for this really beautiful scene.
Perfection at it's best
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
16 Mar 2010 3:49AM
Fantastic capture!
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
16 Mar 2010 6:47AM
Thanks Peter, Lillian & Ty Smile

Fran x
16 Mar 2010 7:09AM
You'd be needing something to calm you down Fran, lovely light and soft colour.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 18 Wales
16 Mar 2010 8:05AM
Never a dull moment with us toggers Fran,always a story to be told.
Glad all was ok,Lovely image and mood this.
Nickscape 15 708 9 England
16 Mar 2010 9:09AM
A real beauty this one fran, excellent work!

adamburton 17 627 11 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2010 9:28AM
You captured a spectacular morning here Fran. Glad to hear that you were all safe, and that t*sser is hopefully safely away from driving any cars for a long while.
martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2010 9:52AM
Still made it for sunrise then Fran, despite the tribulations on the way!!
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
16 Mar 2010 9:06PM
Thanks Gents - appreciated Smile

Fran x
DavidWebb 13 3 England
17 Mar 2010 8:53AM the subtle colours Fran. David
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
17 Mar 2010 9:34PM
Thanks David Smile

Fran x

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