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Sep 3, 2016 - Lake District 3

This update will be among the more unusual that I have, or possibly will, post. First, despite the geographical location listed of Lancaster, England, I am not in nor will be there on this trip. Logically then you might ask why the city is listed. Well, it is because it is the closest I could find that Trip Journal would recognize. My actual location is Bowness-in-Windermere, which is adjacent to Windermere. I like many of the town/village names in this area, such as Barrow-In-Furnace, Burton-In-Kendal, Backbarrow, and...

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Sep 2, 2016 - Lake District 2

Contest Info - No one even attempted a guess about the movie that took place in England and the hint was the phrase, "As always, England prevails." The stars were Hugo Weaving, John Hurt, and Natalie Portman. The movie was V for Vendetta. If you have not seen it, it's a good flick. Admission of the day: Yesterday and today I was a bit of a scofflaw, not an outright criminal mind you. The interior pictures I shot at Hutton-in-the-Forest were done "on the sly" as it were. Today, there must have been a terrible traffic accident not too long...

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Sep 1, 2016 - Lake District 1

Well, this is a new one. Trip Journal does not have Windermere in its database, which is where I am near. Actually, I am between Bowness-on-Windermere and Newby Bridge. The hotel, while a bit older, is right on the shore of Lake Windermere, and the area is gorgeous. I understand why people like coming here, and based on my first impression, I definitely recommend doing so. So, I emailed the folks at Trip Journal to add the town name to their map database, which should take 24-48 hours. For now, the map location will be blank. Before I get...

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Jun 6, 2016 - Day 15 The Lakes District

We woke to another beautiful day. We are certainly being lucky with the weather. It's hazy in the morning however as the day warms up, most of the haze lifts leaving a beautiful, sunny day. Our plan today is to catch a bus around the Lakes District to give us a break from driving. After talking to our hosts, that plan was soon scuttled as the buses don't do quite what we want and certainly not from Penrith. John and Jean suggested a loose route heading to Windermere and on from there. Off we went driving through so beautiful countryside and...

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Feb 8, 2013 - Windermere Hotel Meeting and Wanderings

Another meeting saw me taken across to "The Other Side". Either you will have guessed where this is or will do by reading no doubt future posts that "The Other Side" is the other side of Cumbria/Lake District. Windermere was my port of call this time at the Hillthwaite House Hotel in Windermere. Again I wasn't alone as I took Cam for the journey and being as Hillthwaite is a dog friendly hotel, I was able to let him out on the grounds for a quickl run around after being in teh car for an hour or so. Meeting went well, thank you for asking...

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Lakes Escapes

Oct 24, 2012 - Lake District

We are dropped off at the coach station early, as Jack had somewhere to be and it was easier for him. The bus to Manchester takes about an hour and twenty minutes, we arrive around 12.30, and have about 90 minutes wait for the bus to Windermere. Tony heads off to the tourist information office to get a map and local bus timetable. They can help with a map, but direct Tony to the Greater Manchester transport office. There is a timetable available, and they can show Tony where to catch the bus to the B&B, but they do not sell individual...

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Aug 2, 2012 - Windermere and Bowness

Yesterday we caught the 10.30am bus from outside the camp into Windermere, although the weather was still grey and showery. We had hoped to have lunch at Mojo’s which Jude had recommended to us as being run by her friends but unfortunately it is only open in the evenings. So we found another café in the main street, Francine’s. Sue had bream and couscous and David had lambshank – both were lovely. It fined up a little so we walked about the town of Windermere and then through to Bowness before catching the bus back to Grasmere, where we...

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Sep 29, 2011 - Edinburgh and Bowness on Windermere

This is another of those two part entries because last evening at this hotel, by the time we got back from dinner our 24 hour 10 pound WiFi charge had expired. With an additional hour tabbed at 5 pounds, there was no way these Scotchmen were squeezing another farthing out of us. I don't get these Scots, they are so cheap but they seem so smart. The other day when we were driving into Dunfermline we noticed a sign on a lovely small cafe advertising "fish teas", now I know the Jews are clever making wine out of fish e.g. cherry herring, but...

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2011 UK and Ireland

Sep 12, 2011 - Wordsworth, WWII and The George

Marilyn's Musings The wind howled most of the night, but morning dawned a bit calmer. We were asked to order our cooked breakfast the night before, and we were quite pleased to find pancakes on the menu -- a nice alternative to all those fried eggs. We were served homemade banana bread and fresh fruit smoothies in addition to the usual selections on the buffet. This was a seriously good breakfast. Taking advantage of the break in the weather, we walked to the lake. One of the reasons we had selected the Lake District as a destination was...

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Sep 11, 2011 - Rain and Wind Go Away!

Joint Jottings Our host asked me where we were headed when I checked out this morning. When I replied “the Lake District”, he said “Ah, into the storm, then.” Yup, rain and gale force winds were in store for us today. We said good-by to the dogs who were waiting for a human to play football (soccer) with them and shot down the narrow lane one final time, hoping we wouldn’t have to be the one to back up for an oncoming vehicle. The wind and wet turned the 2 hour journey into a 3 hour one. We located the car park in Keswick and headed for...

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Sep 1, 2011 - Scotland to The Lakes District

Aug 29th... Hi guys.... Well famous costa coffee breaks on the freeways are our wifi havens.... We are sitting here eating breaky catching up with our technology gadgets ..... Aug 29th..... We woke up very excited but with doubt in our mind that Lord Davids castle even exists? And I had been scammed into donating money into someone's holiday fund....we set off from Linlithgow through the highlands of Scotland what magnificent views ,mountains,buildings...awesome....the mountains covered in heather and clouds sitting on the peaks of...

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NED on Tour! 2011

May 19, 2011 - Hiking and biking in the Lake District

We travelled to Windermere from Edinburgh. Windemere is in the Lake District of England where folks go for R&R. There are many lakes for boating and rowing. The area has the highest mountains in England and is full of hikers and mountain bikers. We had a very nice hike up a hill through paths edged by moss-covered stone fences. As in Scotland one has “the right to roam” in England which allowed us to walk down from our viewpoint through farmer fields among the sheep and over and through the stone fences. It is very picturesque and unlike...

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