Derwent Water and bassenthwaite lake are the only lakes seen, and but one of these from the summit.
At bassenthwaite a man and his son trained a pair of otters to fish in the lake.
Both snow and hail are recorded on the 10th in the register kept for me at bassenthwaite Halls, at the foot of Skiddaw.
Northern lights remarkably fine—chiefly a purple-blue—in shooting pyramids, moved from over bassenthwaite behind Skiddaw.
At Keswick we staid one night, riding to bassenthwaite in the afternoon, and sailing upon the lake in the evening.