Crook Peak

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2684

Dawn Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2684

Mist fills the Axe Valley looking towards Cheddar in Somerset.

Capturing the Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2582

Capturing the Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2582

Half way up Crook Peak and it’s time to take some photographs. Many people have seen its peak as they drive passed on the M5 near Weston-super-Mare.  The 191m high limestone peak is a prominent feature of the landscape.

Sun Seeking

Using the Sunseeker app I hoped the sun would raise up the valley above the village of Compton Bishop.

Once I got into position the mist rolled in blocking the sun.  Soon I could see nothing of the view.

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2612

Dawn Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2612

Then the mist cleared as quickly as it came.

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2639

Dawn Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2639

Aircraft contrails are annoying.  I remember how clear the skies were when planes were grounded because of dust from a volcano in Iceland.

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2731H

Dawn Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2731H

The mist is rolling back up the hill.

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2754

Dawn Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2754

Climbing the small cliff to the top and the view was even better.  A group of early morning runners enjoyed the view and the end of their exhausting climb.

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2703

Dawn Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2703

The mist came and went several times. A group of buzzards circle in the warming air.

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2669

Dawn Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2669

Mist poured over Compton Hill.

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2712

Dawn Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2712

Time to start the descent back down to the car park.

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2722H

Dawn Mist – From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2722H

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