I am going to post about our holiday in 'bits'. My small camera that I took with me is not a u-beaut one & the fact I dropped it at one point doesn't bode well either, so the photos are very light on this time. A lot of our days were taken up by family gatherings & meetings, so I'll just tell about our small adventures, starting with this one.
THE LAKES DISTRICT.
Saturday morning of the 24th October, we packed the car & headed off, stopping on the way here-----
On Sunday we drove and met up with the lovely Jayne, her husband & Daisy from The View from Bag End. We gathered up some makings for lunch, then set off for a wonderful drive and walk, with just Jayne, as Daisy isn't all that fussed with travelling in the car.
THE WALK IN PHOTOS.
|Passing a mossy stone wall.|
|The scree slopes, of which one of these treacherous looking places was being climbed by people. WHY?|
|A beautiful view.|
|Another beautiful view.|
After lunch it was time for a quick touristy bit. First we had a stop at the Honister Pass Slate Quarry.
Next we stopped at the Bowder Stone, which I climbed via these steps.
|Pity I don't have a photo of some people attempting to climb the rock face.|
As we travelled, we passed pleasant spots like this.
|Boats on the edge of a lake & mountains in the distance.|
|The charming old barn.|
|A babbling brook, which can be quite ferocious when in full flow, as witnessed by the rebuilding of the little bridge after the floods of last winter. Hope they finish it before this winter sets in.|
OK, that's my lot for today. We had the most wonderful time with Jayne, finishing with a beautifully cooked meal, a tour of her lovely garden, patting Daisy & then heading back to the Motel, hoping we could do it all again some day. Maybe! A BIG thank you Jayne.
Take care all, Susan.