Near Sawrey

Thursday, August 30, 2012

We have mangaged of couple of good walks between the showers this last couple of days.
We have a big party of Dutch residents in this week for a wedding at the weekend, they were lucky to get here considering the dramas at Schipol Airport yesterday.

We had a couple more famous names staying which I will add to the list, a Mr Chris Evans 
and a Mr Da Li (Salvador?)

I had never heard of Nor Moss??

Monday, August 27, 2012

We set of in good faith over to Wray Castle yesterday and the heavens opened!! we managed to shelter in the woods and then the day improved so we got to Wray Castle dry shared a sandwich and a piece of cake and headed back a slightly different route and found footpath we had never been on, a total of just over 10 miles according to my latest app ( boys and toys)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

We have had a couple of wet walks these last few days so not much to take pictures of, I hate taking pictures on gloomy days.
At least it is dry this morning I have even managed to cut the grass.
Its Grasmere Sports today and it looks like they will be lucky with the weather.
We have no departures or arrivals today so hopefully we can get a good long walk in, Wray Castle is on the agenda I think.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Well what a lovely surprise!! Buckle Yeat won 1st prize in the Commercial Properties Floral Display Catagory 
And Roland delivered this big shiny cup this morning.

Peter Rabbit basking in the glory

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We had a lot of check outs and so a lot of washing this morning so unfortunately we were unable to make it to Hawkshead Show but after a wet start and even with a rubbish forecast the afternoon was mainly sunny and warm, although I bet it was a bit of a mud bath.
We did manage a walk though, the Cunsey round as we call it.


Cunsey beck at Cunsey bridge

Hawkshead Show today and I am afraid the weather is not being to kind, we have just had a torrential downpour although as I write the sun is shining.
Sawrey seems very busy this morning and I guess Hill Top will be selling out of tickets this afternoon.
The new web site is up and running and I have been sorting some pictures to put on the gallery page and will be getting them on the site

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Regarding the football all I can say is "its early days" or "oh no its going to be a long season"
A fantastic sunny day yesterday and we had a big long hike up Claife Heights so lots of good photo opportunities. 
BBC1 8pm tonight Country File visits the local area with a few local people interviewed not to be missed.

Mountain Ash near Moss Eccles

Wise Een Tarm

Windermere looking North

Windermere Looking South

Bowness on Windermere

Whoooaaa a face in the woods

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lakeland Country Fair @ Langdale tomorrow
cancelled due to waterlogged field

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Check out the new website up and running today gallery pictures to be added along the way

Brand new shiny web site

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A stunning day yesterday and we hit the tourist trail and had a very sedate walk around Tarn Hows, very pleasant and not over busy which was a surprise.

Beware the Adders!!

A seat with a view

The latest members of the Atlanta branch of the Buckle Yeat Appreciation Society

Sunday, August 12, 2012

We have had no water for a couple of hours this morning, a major burst in Hawkshead apparently, back on now but the laundry schedule has gone out of the window!! 

We had a walk to Rawlingsons Nab yesterday, lots of people messing about in boats.
The wild flowers on the footpath along the lake shore look like a cottage garden

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Summer must be here Denis managed to pick a bunch of sweetpeas this morning

Thursday, August 09, 2012

We had a big 8 mile hike yesterday over the tops to the lake shore and then down to Cunsey and back into the village.

These sheep are sheltering under a mountain ash

The bridle path along the lake shore has been resurfaced

Windermere looking north 

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Summers on the way well thats what they are saying, its raining at the moment!!!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

We have had a pretty good few days on the weather front, just a bit short of visitors, everyone is saying the same and the Olympics are getting the blame for the lack of of overseas tourists.
We had the butcher in yesterday bringing the sausages and bacon etc, he was saying they had just sent a big order of hams and sausages to Balmoral  looks like the the Queen will be on packed lunches and Phillips BBQ will be getting fired up.

A gloomy Moss Eccles

Two shots of the walkway around Moss Eccles