Pottering & Potter

We had one full day to explore some of the Lake District.  It is certainly not possible to see everything but we pottered around in our hire car and saw quite a bit.

After settling in to our accommodation in Kendal on the first evening, we found a Thai restaurant for dinner and had an excellent meal.  We got chatting to another Aussie couple at the next table to us and swapped stories.  They were the first Australians we had met since we arrived.

The next day we drove to Windermere/Bowness which was quite busy with holidaymakers as we were blessed with fine but cool (for us) weather.  No matter which way you turned there was stunning scenery.

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Lakeside architecture

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We took a cruise on Windermere and disembarked at Ambleside at the northern end and walked around for a while before catching a later ferry back.

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Back in the car and we drove around to the western side of Windermere to visit Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter which is managed by the National Trust.

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Can’t you just imagine Peter Rabbit in here?

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The roads around here were amazing and we are convinced that we are now well-prepared for some of the narrow lanes we expect to encounter in Ireland.

Here are a couple of other views just near Hill Top.

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IMG_0741We then drove further north to Keswick before returning via Kirkstone Pass which offered stunning views over the valley below.

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