As we approached Nelly’s Moss Lake in the grounds of Cragside House we thought that the three sailing dinghies must be for hire by visitors. Then we spotted an information board which explained that it was “Electric Movement in Air and Water” by Wolfgang Weileder, one of three commissions to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cragside House, built by the wealthy industrialist Lord Armstrong. The sails on the dinghies depict photographic plates of electrical discharges taken during experiments by Lord Armstrong.
“Electric Movement in Air & Water” by Wolfgang Weileder
We decided to sit on some rocks by the lake to have a coffee from our flask. A rather bold duck came pretty close to use hoping for some food. Unfortunately, we’d scoffed all our picnic for lunch.
Hopeful duck by Nelly’s Moss Pond in the grounds of Cragside House