This is a picture taken two days ago on my last walk of my visit to the Lake District. A spectacular cave in an old disused quarry. There is a large and easy entrance to this cave but the picture you see was taken after a very difficult climb to a higher viewpoint. It really was spectacular.
Just behind where I was standing as I took this picture there was a small gap which looked like another cave. It was though very small and the only way in was another very cramped climb down.
I found myself in a pitch black tunnel and not looking forward to the turn back and two difficult climbs I had made to get there I ventured onward, keeping low and touching the walls at either side.
Then I remembered I had my phone with me. Of course there was no service but what there was was a little bit of light to assist me.
How often the obvious does not come to us.
How glad I was to be able to make use of it. The tunnel was very narrow, pitch black darkness and went on for almost half a mile before I saw a dot of light indicating an exit.
The sense of achievement was immense.
There were two fishermen who where close pals. They used to catch fish together on weekends. Since they were busy in their personal work and family, they hardly spent time together. It was a Saturday and they decided to drive to a nearby pond to enjoy their day fishing.