The lake its self is approximately 3 miles in length by about one and a half mile wide at its widest, and roughly just over 70 feet deep. In 1975 I swam it at its widest part, and was gearing up to attempt the length of it , when the weather changed bringing heavy rain and with it a rapid drop in water temperature.
I've always considered it to be my favourite out of all the lakes, and it is certainly the most picturesque of the lakes. From 1974 to 1982 I was lucky enough to live right by the shore of the lake at a place called Derwent Bay, which is on the private estate of Lingholm,(owned at the time by Lord Rochdale) near the village of Portinscale, on the west side of the lake, they are memorable years.
|Greylag geese (Anser anser) and young.|
|One of the Greylag goslings|
|All enjoying the sun.|
|Keeping an eye on the lake traffic.|
|Time for a rest.|
|Les hard at work, launch driving, HARD ?|