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Travel Blogs from Windermere
Farewell to our walking friends, a bus to Glasgow to pick up our new Mercedes hire car and at 2pm we crossed the border into England. A bit of a hairy drive at times, especially when buses wanted to share the road.Bowness on Windermere in the Lakes District is beautiful with a long windy street down to the lake. It a long weekend and I think the …
We seem to be adapting now to the time change. Last night's rest was very good for everyone. We met John for breakfast before starting our day. We took a very quick drive through Gretna Green notably famous in historical literature as a place where young people were brought to be married as the legal age to marry was 16 in Scotland. Next we headed …
After meeting John for breakfast we set off for a boat cruise on Lake Windermere. This is England's largest lake - 10 miles long, 2 miles across and 220 feet deep. We cruised the length of the lake over about 90 minutes. Note the crazy sailors that we encountered along our journey. We left just before 10:00 AM, so the day was just beginning to warm …
After a lovely breakfast we packed our overnight bags, had a chat with Ian and Deb, owners of Ewich House, and were on our way to Keswick. Ian convinced Kent to take the Trossachs Trail which took us past a lovely waterfall at Killin and then through beautiful scenery. We made a stop at Aberfoyle for a drink and soon after we joined the motorway. It added about an hour to our journey, but it was worth it. We came off the M6 at Penrith and found our ...
... then up to our room. We then took our morning cabby's advice and headed for the carvery for a cheap and filling buffet roast looking straight out over the lake.
Yorkshire – a Poem
Your valleys are called dales
Your pubs serve fine ales
The weather is often dreary
But your people are cheery
Your meadows are green
And full English breakfasts keep us lean