Dozmary Pool is a small , but the largest natural lake in the heart of Bodmin Moor. Among the other legends are that this is the resting place of King Arthur's sword, 'Excalibur' - this is the lake of 'Lady of the Lake' fame. This image was taken with a slow shutter speed to smooth out the water and blur the clouds to add an air of mystery.
A single highland cow standing in a daisy covered field beside Colliford Lake, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.
A small isolated cottage tucked away on Bodmin Moor on the edge of Dozmary Lake. I just love the quaintness of the rickety fence, the dry stone walling and the washing hanging on the line all amongst the stunning scenery of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.
Long exposure of the mysterious Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor. There are many myths and legends attached to this small lake just south of Bolventor, not least its name; this is reputedly derived from 'Dozy Mary', an unfortunate girl who was murdered here. Among the other legends are that this is the resting place of King Arthur's sword, 'Excalibur' - this is the lake of 'Lady of the Lake' fame. Dozmary Pool is also the location of one of Jan Tregeagle's trials. It is said he was set the task of emptying the pool equipped only with a holed limpet shell.
Coniston Water is about five miles long and half a mile wide. Above its western shore, the mountain of the Old Man of Coniston towers above the lake and the village. There are a number of wooden jetty where boats can tie up. Three are some spectacular walks around the lake.
The Ship Inn was built in the 17th century as a fisherman's cottage and became a public house at the turn of the last century. The Ship nestles in the picturesque fishing village of Portloe and is full of character and nautical bric-a-brac. The pub is in a tucked away position only 5 minutes from the sea, with a peaceful beer garden overlooking the wooded valley and trickling stream that runs by.
Despite advances in technology, the 18th-century windmills at Kinderdijk have been maintained in working order to serve as a backup system in case more modern equipment fails. And indeed, they have been called back into service in the modern era. During the German occupation of Netherlands in World War II, the German troops claimed all diesel reserves for the war effort, requiring the Dutch to fall back on windmill technology for drainage once again.
Coniston Water in Cumbria is the third largest lake in the English Lake District. It is five miles long by half a mile wide, has a maximum depth of 184 feet. It drains to the sea via the River Crake. Coniston water was where Donald Campbell was killed trying to break the world speed record.
Beautiful views of the wild and rugged terrrain of the Lake District.