It was a chilly morning (we had ice on the car, and the temperature was hovering at -3.5 degrees on the way up) so we put our layers on and hurried over to Winnnats Pass. As always, we were hoping for that ever-elusive cloud inversion, which didn’t happen, but there was some lovely mist hanging over Hope Cement Works. This is the UK’s largest cement plant, and produced 1.5 million tonnes of cement last year (0.05% of the world’s production). We like it, because it sometimes pumps smoke through the mist. It is an interesting juxtaposition of the beauty of nature and the steady march of man upon it.