Near Sawrey

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A quick walk up to Coopers Lane to Moss Eccles last night before settling down to watch the football, most enjoyable, the walk was quite nice as well.

Friday, August 26, 2011

We had a nice evening out last night,we went racing to Cartmel. the rain stayed off and we backed the odd winner, how civilised!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Its a wet old day today and lots of damp Potter hunters around, we have a power cut for the last 2 hours or should I say power outage!!!! thats seems to be the new terminology these days, any way its all back on now.

It was the Hawkshead Agricultural Show yesterday and the weather was perfect, we had walk down to the show and it was very well attended and these are a few pictures from the show

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunny today lets hope the weather holds for Hawkshead Show tomorrow.
We had a walk down to Esthwaite Water last night and you can now walk from Ees Bridge to the car park near the fish farm or what was the fish farm, it is now called  Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery. They have opened up the path and placed duck boards at the boggy places but they have also made the car park pay and display!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Well I feel I can mention the footy today after a good win for the reds at Arsenal this lunchtime, long may it continue.
We had a really nice sunny day then all of a sudden the rain arrived.
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Another rare day without departures or arrivals so we sneaked off for an hour and drove down to Finsthwaite, Check out this link for some myths and Legend The Finstwaite Princess   We parked up and walked up to and around High Dam, it was a bit cloudy but it is a stunning setting, a bit like Tarn Hows but not as many people and free parking. 

A rare picture of us both

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Misty mornings usually make for good days and yesterday was one of those days, today is looking the same.
These are a couple of early morning pictures of Esthwaite Water, the first from our bedroom window.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another damp day I'm afraid. the forecast is supposed to be a getting better kind of day but it has not really happened.
We had Bill Jill and Alfie the dog in last week, thet had a bit of an incident around Bowness Bay apparently, Alfie loves swimming and ran into the lake and proceeded to try and round up the ducks, it took 40 minutes to get him out and a crowd had gathered to watch, they even had to radio the steamer to stop it coming in a hitting Alfie. Bill said there was a round of applause when they finally got Alfie on dry land, I am keeping an eye on you tube becase there were lots of poeple filming the ecapade

Friday, August 12, 2011

BBC antiques expert Anita Manning and comedienne Jenny Eclair were out and about in Sawrey today, they were spotted coming out of the Tower Bank Arms, they look to be filming some sort of daytime TV antique/celeb road trip programme in vintage sports cars, the picture below sort of spoils the road trip theory !!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Its a fantastic sunny day in Sawrey with lots of visitors about, Hill Top has sold out once more leaving a lot of people disappointed.
I had to nip of to Hawkshead this morning and the hanging baskets outside the Queens are brilliant.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Sunshine and showers today, heavy showers at that.
These are a couple of pictures of Moss Eccles we took the other night on our walk

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Congratulations to one of neighbours Haley who is the head brewer at local micro brewery Cumbrian Legendary Ales, her beer Loweswater Gold won the award Champion Golden Ale of Britain apparently she is the first lady brewer to win such a prestigious award, well done and cheers!!

Champion Golden Ale Of Britain

As if by magic regular blog watcher Brian has fixed the damage on the post box

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Yesterday a contractor from the Royal Mail turned up to paint the post box, he was a nice bloke who clearly took pride in his work, we supplied  him with tea and biscuits to keep him going.


And after!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

No departures or arrivals yesterday so we set off on a long walk over Claife Heights through to Barngates and then back towards Tarn Hows before dropping down towards Hawkshead along the footpath that runs by Black Beck and then along the road by Esthwaite Water to Near Sawrey