Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Cruise To Celebrate The National Park's 60th Birthday

Last night we were invited along with the other volunteers & staff to a attend a cruise to celebrate The Lake District National Park's 60th birthday. We met up at Brockhole which as the crow flies is 25miles from home, but in reality it is 45mile drive that took 1hour 15mins. Since we last visited Brockhole a new pier has been built & "Swan" was waiting there for us There had been a little rain on the journey over, but it was dry now & the clouds we off the tops, looking towards the Langdale Pikes
Looking back at the new pier
Looking out of the window the sun is trying to shine, but the clouds look worse
We first cruise towards Ambleside where the boat then turns and heads back towards Brockhole
The Langdale Chase Hotel
Our first rays of sun on Ill Bell
And High Street comes into view
And we go past Bowness-On-Windermere
And the car ferry
The sun is winning as it catches the windows on this house
Looking back down the lake
There is actually now more blue sky in places than cloud
We have reached as far as we are cruising and the boat starts to turn back
From the wake you can see this has quite a large turning circle
Looking south to the rest of the lake
Now we are treated to a beautiful array of colours from the setting sun
A folly nestled in the trees (Claife Station)
When we return to Brockhole the clouds are quite moody over The Pikes
And a panorama of them
It was a lovely cruise & a great buffet - Thanks

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