Can you believe September is upon us already? Which means that summer is on its last legs! Perish the thought. I’m sticking with summer - for a little while longer at least!
So. Having returned from our summer break up at Bay View a week ago Friday I thought I’d better get my finger out and put a blog post together.
Our little holiday home on wheels has got to be in one of the prettiest corners of England
A corner crammed full of quaint villages and olden timey towns like Grange over Sands. I love these old shop fronts. William checked out the hardware and I checked out the ladies ware store.
Many, many meandering rivers like this one, River Bela at Milnthorpe, where we walked one sunny afternoon.
Picturesque countryside under puffy white clouds.
A corner of England crammed with places to bring a picnic and take a walk. That’s what we’ll do here on a future visit. This is the Cove at Silverdale - we happened upon this little beauty spot by accident one day when William and I were out looking for somewhere else.
Fields dotted with cows, sheep, horses and even deer too. I like cows. I don’t know if it’s always the case but the black and white markings either side of this little Daisy were mirror images of each other.
And trees. Let’s not forget the trees. This corner of England has got so many trees of all colours, shapes and sizes. A feast for my eyes for sure.
Canals to walk along. Towpath on one side, a few houses…
... and plenty of open fields on the other. We combined this walk along the Lancaster Canal with…
… the walk along the coastal path a couple of times. We like to walk as much as we can when we’re away.
Churches around every corner. There’s a beautiful old church in the centuries old village of Bolton le Sands. We took a walk around the lush green graveyard and garden.
And of course this is a corner of England renowned for its lakes. One day we took a trip to Windermere. A beautiful place but very, very busy. Tourists from all over the world abound in droves.
Yet just off the main thoroughfare little narrow windy side streets are quiet and quaint little pubs like this one can be found. Built in 1612 the sign to the left of the main door proclaims Charles Dickens no less was once one of its regulars. However the parking ticket was running out on the car so we had to wait until we got home…
…to enjoy a cold drink. This one outside the cafe bar on the camp site.
Caroline, Trev and Charlie came up to Bay View on the second Thursday. We had intended to go home that same day and let them have the van to themselves for the long Bank Holiday weekend break. However, Charlie said he had missed us so much and he didn’t want us to go home. With an invitation like that how could we not stay an extra night! In the morning we all walked down to Archer’s Cafe for breakfast. The pic above was taken on the way back, the caravan site can be seen in the distance. It is such a pleasant walk, long enough to build up an appetite on the way there and burn off (who am I kidding?) the calories on the way back.
I think I can safely say that things are turning out well with our move from Devon in the southwest up to Bolton le Sands in the northwest. Both are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty so what’s not to love and being on the wide open west coast Bay View gets panoramic views of the sun setting in all its glory. That’s a big plus in my book. I love a sunset!