Our recent trip to Cumbria unfortunately coincided with Storm Desmond. The extensive flooding caused enormous damage to the roads and homes within the National Park. Our plans for getting out and about were scuppered, and it was the last day of our break before the waters started to recede enough to make the passage home possible. We decide to take any route available to visit Wast Water before the journey home to South Wales. It meant a large detour around the Cumbrian coastline, headed toward Sellafield, to make our destination. The day was almost ended as we arrived. But we were just in time to see some pretty dynamic skies, heavy with more rain. The sun would try to fight through it here and there. Everything was cast in an amber light, and the silence only broken by the wind through the grasses, made our visit so worthwhile.