"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Sunday, August 15, 2004

From one national park to another

Today, Keith bravely decided to venture into England! (Slight digression, but did you know that there is still an ancient law in existence which forbids Welshmen from being within the walls of Chester after sunset?) Anyway today we swapped Snowdonia national park for the Lake District, heading off at the crack of dawn (all-right, 8.30a.m.). In spite of having lived in Liverpool for more years than I care to remember, I have to confess that I had never ventured as far as the Lake District, except for a couple of visits to friends in Barrow, but that doesn't really count.
We decided on Lake Windemere and Keith's trusty PDA with sat. nav. brought us speedily to Bowness on Windemere and the lake itself.
We had our lunch in a little motor boat in the middle of Lake Windemere, which was unusual and very pleasant even though it stayed overcast most of the day and Keith played with his camcorder and shot reams of exciting film. I was allowed to play with it for a brief moment too, but made a mess of my attempt. I will need more practice before our trip to France! For my photos look at the Windemere folder here.
After that, Keith decided he wanted to go and look at Barrow - no idea why (apologies to any Barrovians reading this) as it's not exactly a tourist attraction, but we drove along the dock road before heading off towards Ulverston and then home. Keith was heard to breathe a sigh of relief as we crossed the border back into Cymru! :)

1 comment:

Dale said...

Lake District, eh? Very pretty! Another place I'd like to visit if I ever ventured to England.


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