Near Sawrey

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday was a dreary day after all the sunshine of the previous day, I took the in-laws down to John Lennon Airport Liverpool to catch their flight to the Costa del Sol for a couple of weeks.
We had a good run down although there is a lot of roadworks on the M6.
We kept seeing a sign which said "Speed cameras not in use" I am sorry but I do not understand the purpose of those signs, are they trying to kid us into driving to fast!!!

Variations on a gate theme, the new one will blend in in time.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

September so far has been a cracking month and today was a fantastic sunny day, we had a full house with no departures hence no incoming guests so we took the chance for a good long walk. We walked up over Claife Heights and then through Low Wray and on to Outgate, we then crossed the road and went up to Barngates, a quick refreshment stop at the Drunken Duck before setting off towards Tarn Hows, we then walked through Hawkshead Hill before joining the footpath over to Hawkshead church then on to Roger Ground and then along the back of Estwaite Water and back into the village phew!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We had to go to the dentist today for the regular check up, we combined with a trip to the tip to off load some rubbish.

This is a shot of the famous Bridge House in Ambleside, more info is on the right in the links bar.

An item on local, national and even international TV news was the sighting of "Bownessie" the monster of the deep living in Windermere, I am sure I saw something in the lake the other week, the more the legend grows the more visitors to the area, I am really sure I saw something!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

It has been the Sawrey Marrow show today and it was a great turnout with lots of entries and lots of visitors.
Roger won the the prize for the biggest marrow with a massive specimen weighing almost 100lb.
This years show was sponsored by the Tower Bank Arms and landlord Anthony's mum was the judge.

Today was also a bit special as the local vicar blessed two benches installed outside Braithwaite Hall in memory of two sorely missed locals Willie and Barbara

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A busy morning with a group of 11 Japanese checking in early, the arrived at ferry and I did a couple of runs for luggage and the few who were unable to get the bus.

The sign says it all.

The Twyford House girls from Atlanta, they have another name but they like to keep it private.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Summer in September, no sign of any change in the glorious weather.

Messing about in boats on Windermere close to Rawlinson Nab yesterday.

Higgledy-piggledy cottges in Near Sawrey

Early morning mist over Esthwaite Water.

Rowan Berries near Moss Eccles Tarn

Friday, September 11, 2009

One day no variety of pictures then all of a sudden loads!
Yesterday the the fire brigade came howling with the blue lights flashing into the village, I think Beatrix had burnt the toast again.

Today was another fantastic sunny day and I managed to get the grass cut, I noticed the farmers had the mowing machines out trying to get a bit of grass cut themselves.

We have had a big turn out this morning and with it being the weekend quite a few later arrivals, this being the case we decided to have a bbq this afternoon, not having a bbq at Buckle Yeat a bit of improvisation was needed, what is the phrase? "necessity is the mother of invention" any way it worked and we had a fantastic lunch of cray fish tails and salad followed by banana baked on the bbq with soft brown sugar and served with ice cream mmmmm!

This baby frog was in the outside loo and I had to move it for its photo shoot.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Another spooky date, 09/09/09

At last we are in a settled spell of sunny weather, we only had one couple to arrive and when they arrived late afternoon we headed up to the tarns and then down on to the Wray road and back along past the Quaker Meeting House and along the side of Esthwaite Water, fantastic walk just over 2 hours, then footy and cricket tonight England won the footy but lost the cricket.

Monday, September 07, 2009

No rain today!! wow, we had a big turn out today and hence a lot of new arrivals, everyone was here mid to late afternoon which was great, we headed off up to the tarns and on to Claife Heights.
We took a bit of a shortcut along a private path we should not really use but have done a few times before, we were stunned to come across a camp of people in the middle of nowhere, I say nowhere but it is a 30 min walk from the village but off the beaten track. The camp was course in bushcraft and the link is on the right.

We took all these pictures today on our walk.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Another decent day weather wise, not summer but better than it has been.
We had a walk up to the tarns this afternoon and met a mum and daughter who are staying with us, apparently the young girls boyfriend proposed to her at Moss Eccles in early January and she wanted to show her mum the place the momentous question was asked, ahhh

Work in progress at the former vicarage in Far Sawrey.

We had a lady in last night from Australia who turned up clutching a Buckle Yeat brochure from 1994, she picked it up then and vowed to return, the tariff was exactly half what it is today.