Diary – Arrival in Windermere

Friday 13th May 2022

Our first day in our woodland retreat was Monday May 9th 2022

Me and hubby had decided a short break not too far away would be a good idea. Just somewhere to chill out for a few days.

We chose a lodge at the edge of lake Windermere. Setting off for our destination we have a short stop off at Kendal.

The last time we visited Kendal it must have been about 10 + years ago, when hubby arranged a activity weekend for us both, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and a spot of off road driving in a Land Rover. If I remember rightly, It threw it down the whole all weekend! We still had a great time though.

This morning as we pull into Kendal, i imagined things to look familiar. Nothing was familiar at all, apart from a little stone bridge over the river.

We park up the car, wander for a while, then spot a quaint little cafe that have lovely cakes. Tempted by the tea and cake we take a table outside as we have both dogs with us

We sit watching the world go by, as we delve into the warm scones, jam and clotted cream. Oh my word they where so good!

Next stop was the lodge situated at the edge of Lake Windermere, our home for 4 nights.

We arrived at our destination, looks wonderful. The lodge we are staying in is nestled into the woodland.

We could immediately hear the sounds of the birds…Oh this is Heavenly!

Ooo was said on several occasions! As I stand looking and listening to the sounds all around us.

Quickly unpacking our belongings we set off for a short journey to Ambleside.

It’s cloudy but fine…Not really bothered what the weather is doing, it’s just good to be somewhere different.

I could possibly wear my camera out at this rate!

The pleasure boats, some on the lake, others stand waiting at the jetty. Lots of visitors all eager to take in the beautiful views of the lake and surrounding areas.

At the edge of the shore there are lots of rowing boats, this one caught my eye “Emily “ My grandma was called Emily.

We walk for a while joining a public footpath to a higher position, yellow and orange poppies line the edge of the pathway, making a dull grey path come to life with colour.

Now tiring, we return to the car and head off back to the lodge for a rest before we eat.

After the dogs have eaten their tea, hubby takes the dogs into the woodlands while I rest. He has not been gone long when he comes back. “ Gail get your camera…Deer!“

Funny how my tired weary legs pick up and move.

Grabbing my camera as I leave the lodge, feeling excited at the thought of capturing a Deer on my camera.

I couldn’t believe my eyes, literally 2 minutes away from our lodge…Deer in the woodland, surrounded in a blanket of bluebells

Wow what a perfect end to the day.

Just Amazing!

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