Travel Blogs from Bassenthwaite
... the road. Sally and Sam joined us and he was as good as gold - sat watching the world go by out of the floor to ceiling clear glass windows overlooking the park and fells while we sang old hymns. The congregation of 21 (inc the minister but not inc Sam!) made us very welcome and the strong South Lakes accent of the minister added to the twinkle in his eye and excellent talk on Matthew 11:28 'Come to me all who are weary and heavy burdened'. He talked about John ...
... a ferry across to the western side of Lake Windermere getting off at Wray Castle which was yet another one of the properties Beatrix Potter purchased and left to the National Trust in her will. From Wray Castle we did a 6 km walk on the path running right beside the lake. It was so beautiful walking so close to the lake but also lush green pastures and mountains at every turn. At one stage we came across a group of cows happily lazing under ...
... 8217;s own paintings were influenced by his. We were able to sit in the tiny conservatory, which he had built on to the end of his dining room and admire the wonderful views, just as he would have been able to do. It was a fascinating insight into the life of this enigmatic man.
More walking later in the day through the wonderfully tiny hamlets of Elterdale and Langdale. How amazing it is to us that out here, in the middle of nowhere are ...
... want to complain or anything, Charles, but I'm not sure the scots have worked out the difference between cycle lanes and landfill sites. Steve : The poor lunchtime cafe. In walked 6 drowned rats, I mean cyclists. A lovely wooden floor, probably now warped for the gallons of water that came out of our helmets, shoes, clothes, gloves etc. One of our group threatened to wring out his gloves over a serving police officer, oddly it did not happen, but it was funny. Following that was the ...
... a Roman town dating to 70AD. The Hardknott Pass on the return was the steepest but you are never on the edge of high drops. It's just an exciting ride through very steep sheep country with straggly mountain sheep with dark fleeces all about. Ambled in Ambleside and had an icecream then back to the Beckside. Dinner in the evening at and rather average ...
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