Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Fellfoot Park, Windermere.

Saturday afternoon when William came home from work we loaded the car and made our way up the motorway to Bay View to spend the rest of the weekend in the caravan.  Caroline, Trev and Charlie were already up there.  Between us one of the biggest jobs we had to do to be completely settled in our new holiday spot was erect the awning on the caravan.  This is one job none of us relish, it can be a real pain.  But it must be done.   I would’ve taken a picture but the wind whipped up from nowhere making the job more difficult and the rain came with it, so no pic.  Trev and William worked hard but it was worth it as the awning makes our living space twice as big. 

Bay View is only 30 minutes or so from Lake Windermere, which at 11 miles is the largest lake in our glorious Lake District.  On Sunday morning we decided to go and have a look at Fellfoot Park on the southern tip of the lake.


This was our first glimpse of the lake.


Looking down to the Boathouse Cafe, boat moorings etc.


Tables outside the cafe - just waiting for some good weather.


William checking out the Daily Specials on the blackboard.


The cafe is in a smashing old building, but the food on offer was nothing to write home about.  We only had a coffee and that was barely lukewarm.  We complained and were given fresh, piping hot ones the second time.  A beautiful view while we were drinking though.


Rowing boats to hire.  That might be fun if the sun ever pops out to say hello!


William watching the ducks on the water. 


Imagine this scene under a blue sky.  Won’t it be something?


Looking north up the lake to the hills beyond.


Blue skies or not - for some it just doesn’t matter.  This crew wasn’t one bit bothered, they seemed to be having a great time no matter what.


And guess what I found?  A host of golden daffodils.  Another week or so and there will be thousands of them in bloom.

Grey skies, rain, wind.  Whatever Mother Nature throws at it the Lake District is still  a very special place to be and yes, sooner or later summer will arrive.  (I’ve completely given up on spring!).

Linking to Outdoor Wednesday over at A Southern Daydreamer.



Anonymous said...

Wow ! fascinating place and beautiful photography for ODW ~ love to visit there ~ ^_^

Nell at njschout said...

It looks like a lovely area, but cold! : )

Debbie said...

A host of golden daffodils! (That's from one of my favorite poems from one of my favorite poets.)

And now, I want to go find a place to rent a rowboat and have a romantic boat ride with my husband.

(He'll do all the rowing, of course. Ha!)

Kadee Willow said...

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xinex said...

What a beautiful place! Your photos are breathtaking....Christine

Anita Johnson said...

We are waiting for that pop of spring here too! This looks like a wonderful park to visit!

Dianne @ Sweet Journey Home said...

What a beautiful place for a caravan! I always think of "Pride and Prejudice" when I read Lake District! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Your sister and husband and their grandson are hoping for good weather too! Sunshine and blue skies are what is needed for June for us and all of you too. Let's all hope together! Excitement is growing about our trip. Love, Maureen