Just above Millstone Edge, on Hathersage Moor, in the Peak District lies Mother Cap. It’s a place I visited in the winter with a couple of photography friends, and I had an image in mind ever since. Today, I woke up early, and with an unmitigated amount of enthusiasm. It was 2.45am….
My other half, stuffy with sleep, actually agreed to come out with me, but when I said “well, lets go then”, I though he was going to just turn over and ignore me. However, by 3am, we were up and about, with a confused dog, who wondered why breakfast was coming in the middle of the night – by 3.20 we were on the road, and by 4am we arrived at the Surprise View Car Park (gosh, I wonder why we were the only car there……?) The hike up to Mother Cap was easy, and although it wasn’t cold, there was a stiff breeze. Dawn was timed for 4.50 – but it was actually 5.05 before the light got over the hills, and onto the rocks.
It was so good to be out and about so early – not another soul in sight – and although we know the day is setting out to be another hot one – we had the coolest time, the greatest light, and a second breakfast when we got home.
Time for a nap me-thinks…..