Friday, 24 February 2012

A Flying Visit to the Lake District

I have been trying to keep up with everyone's blogs but life had hit a bit of a bump in the road. Poor husband was rushed into hospital and had an emergency operation to remove his Gall Bladder (which should have been done a good few years ago). Then lovely Daughter had an interview (Wildlife and Media Degree) at the Uni of Cumbria in Carlisle last week. So we thought we would spend a few days there. First day was mainly spent travelling up there nine hours in all. Husband wasn't allowed to drive so only me driving....
Second day D had interview and a few hours spent in Carlisle. Then onto Bowness on Solway a little time there bird watching and taking in the scenery which was just beautiful although rather cold..
Day three we then travelled back through the Lake District on the journey home, so a brief stop at Hawkshead then Hill Top Farm at Near Sawery, a childhood dream to visit Beatrix Potters home and it didn't disappoint, a charming little house that I could of quite happily lived in. I can understand how inspiring for Beatrix it must have been living there.
Then onto Lake Windermere to catch the car ferry across. I must say I have fallen in love with Lake District as many people do. Daughter has been offered a place which we are all very excited about. She has one more interview at Falmouth next week for Marine and Natural History Photography degree and if she is offered a place there too then will have to decide where she would like to go so fingers crossed.

Hill Top Farm

If you look carefully you can see a few rabbits and as they were in the garden of Hill Top wondered whether one of them was Peter Rabbit :)

Views across Near Sawery

Outlook from pub/tea room next to Hill Top Farm

View from bedroom window looking over farm next door to hotel with the Scottish mountains and wind farm in the distance

Could not leave without taking a photo of the Native sheep Herdwick

Bowness on Solway a haven for sea birds

Views across Lake Bassenthwaite

Will be back soon with photo's of Falmouth etc as we are staying a few days there too. It's one good way of making Husband slow down he is self employed and a workaholic :)
Have a great weekend everyone

Love and Light
Julie xxx