Near Sawrey

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Begonias have been outstanding this year they must be the number 1 bedding plant!

We had a  telephone call yesterday afternoon and the caller informed us it was raining and we had some washing out, very public spirited.
Oh and on the subject of famous names we had the Middletons staying last weekend

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Yesterday afternoon we parked at the school in Hawkshead then walked up through the church yard onto the path to Tarn Hows but then carried onto Borwick Lodge where we took the path on the right and made our way up past Iron Keld then onto High Arnside, stunning panoramic views with an easy climb.

 This memorial stone was erected by the National Trust in memory of a Capt Scott of the 60th Rifles who died aged 27 in 1942 I have tried google but have found no reference to the brave young man, I guess he must have been brave to warrant the stone.
 The water in the foreground is Tarn Hows with Coniston Water beyond and then the Irish sea beyond that.
Esthwaite Water 

Friday, August 23, 2013

It was a "dusty" morning this morning with the mist rising off  Esthwaite Water and the sun breaking through, this afternoon the clouds rolled in and it is a bit gloomy for the Bank Holiday week end.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wyes Een tarn with some unsuspecting extras in the foreground

Monday, August 19, 2013

A rare day this season with no departures and no arrivals so we took advantage and had along walk or the tops to Windermere and back along the lake shore, we treat ourselves to an ice cream a 99 so called because that's how much they cost, not any more £2.10p each I feel a Victor Meldrew moment coming on 

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Wilfin Bridge bench project is just about complete, we have a few nesting boxes to go up and then we will be done.
Nephew Stuart came over yesterday and dug a couple of holes and mixed some concrete and between us we managed to make a good job of it, it looks splendid!!!
Mr McGregor received a letter from Atlanta this week Gayle and Peter two of the Atlanta crew read about his recent mugging incident and sent him a fiver it  what was left of their UK currency when they returned home.So thank you on his behalf, I think he will be emailing himself.

I was 1st to try the bench out and this is the view from it

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mr Mcgregor broke all records last week £57 in 2 days taking the total raised over the years to £10000

The Japan crew, lots of Japanese this year 

The Wilfin Beck Bench project update
This is the bench all ready to site one day this week

Sunday, August 04, 2013

The poster says it all

Friday, August 02, 2013

We were asked to find a site for a bench, a couple of regular visitors from Atlanta USA Bob and Bonnie Helget said they would like to donate a bench somewhere in the lakes so weary walkers could sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings,
With the kind permission of the Bryerswood Estate the land on the footpath near Wilfin Bridge is to be the site of the bench,the area was overgrown with nettles and brambles so it has been cleared these are a couple of before and after shots and the bench will appear soon.