Anyway, cue Saturday morning and I woke up early for sunrise with a plan of heading to Parsons Tor at Lathkill Dale.
I have to admit, I got up and I spent 10 minutes arguing with myself with a lot of me thinking bed was the better idea.
I had a look out the living room window to see we were above a lot of mist, although thick cloud was present above. I could however see the smallest of gaps in the clouds and thought it was worth a risk for "sky fire"
Heading out, the mist started to vanish and my hopes of anything decent were diminishing as the cloud seemed to get thicker.
However on arrival, I could see some colour in the clouds which then meant I ended up running most of the way, it certainly wasn't worth the extra 10 mins in bed!
I waited around and the colour had gone, it looked like an early rise for nothing. Absolutely shattered I set my coat up and had a lie down but then decided it would be best to set the camera up ready for a shot "just in case"
Good call, cos 5 mins later I sat there watching the clouds slowly take on colour. It only lasted about 3 minutes and had a moment where it was at it's best but it made everything totally worth it.
Strangely, I was thinking "this is exactly like that time I was on Higger with the same conditions" and I then realised it was taken on exactly the same day just three years later. Even stranger I had already decided to head to Wyming Brook later, something I also did 3 years ago. So...I'm going to book my diary for November 2nd next year for another sunrise like this!
See the Higger Tor photo here: