Boat houses, Windermere, Lake District
After taking the earlier photo of a spider waiting in the centre of its web, I went inside for some lunch.
When I went back into the garden, I discovered the spider had prepared its lunch too!
Bridge House, which stands over Stock Beck, in Ambleside (in the LakeDistrict) is a very popular tourist spot. It is an iconic building for both Ambleside and the Lake District generally.
Bridge House was built in the 17th Century by the Braithwaites, a very influential family in the area at that time. It allowed them to access their lands on the other side of Stock Beck and also to store apples from their orchards!
Bridge House, Ambleside
Military planes regularly practice flight manouevres over Windermere. It can be a little disconcerting, particularly with the modern jets. The ferocious roar of the engines seems to come from nowhere as they speed along, following the edges of the hills.
This plane wasn’t as noisy as the jets, but it approached our boat at quite a low level before banking at a sharp angle and disappearing into the hills.
Water and Air, Windermere
Forest, Fell Foot, Lake District
Seat 14, Steam train, Windermere
Seating, Steam train, Windermere
Engine Shed, Haverthwaite
Hills, Lake District
I love the Lake District and this short trip has made me realise how much I’ve missed it. I spent a lot of childhood holidays here but, since I’ve been in London, I’ve rarely visited. My last trip, before this one, was over ten years ago. I’m going to start visiting more frequently again. It’s so calming here and the views are so beautiful.
The weather isn’t great this week but, for me, the rainclouds just add to the beauty of the place.
Ambleside, Lake District
Windermere, Lake District
Squirrel on tree
While London isn’t nearly as cold as Kiev, there has been quite a cold snap since we got back from our trip. I love the frost on the leaves in the garden. It creates such beautiful patterns and textures.