Had the weather been on our side we would have been in Wasdale today but some walks not only deserve, but need drier conditions, not only for the sake of comfort but for the sake of keeping safe. So as you can see, we're in Loweswater and not Wasdale. Here, our route would be mostly over grassy fells where there was little chance of slipping off anything or having to retreat because the route was running with far too much water.
As it's the middle of summer, full waterproofs were needed from start to finish. Not just jacket and pants (trousers), we even opted to include gaiters, which I really hate wearing unless absolutely necessary. Today, , , , , , I was glad of them; you'll see why.