October Vacation Part 2 – The Lake District

This was, for me, a return after forty years to a place that is beyond precious to me – and a chance to share it with Ted.

We drove from Edinburgh to Keswick in England.  Rather, Ted drove and I flinched; driving on the left takes some getting used to for both the driver and the passenger!  We checked into our sweet VRBO and set out to explore Keswick (even returning to a pub I had visited 40 years ago!).

From our house we could walk to the nearest lake, Derwentwater.  We took the path out to Friar’s Crag.

The next morning we drove down to Buttermere to take a hike along Crummockwater.  All the rusty bits on the hillsides are bracken in fall colors.

Our first stop the next day was the neolithic Castlerigg stone circle.  It is situated on a plateau with 365 degree views of the peaks around it.

Then we drove down along Ullswater to Windermere and Ambleside.

Finally we arrived at our goal for the day, Grasmere.  A sleepy little town, home to William Wordsworth.

I hope this gives you some sense of why the Lake District is one of my favorite places on earth!


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