Ireland - England 2012

Cumbria County, Lake District

We traveled on the bus doing a loop that took us to Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness.  Windermere is the largest body of water in England and is home to about 3000 boats.

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The area is dog friendly as they allow them to come within shop buildings.  Many shop owners leave filled water bowls outside their stores for the four legged friends.

We got off at Bowness and did a lake cruise.  The birds eat food out of your hand – if you’re game enough. I went and got a cottage pie as I was still getting over what has become our morning routine, the English breakfast.

For dinner, we went to Lazy Daisys in Windermere as it had the most number of customers.  For entrees, we both got the soup of the day.  Tom had the Yorkshire Pudding and I thought I had ordered a fancy Haddock fish dish but it turned out to be basic fish and chips with mushy peas.  For dessert, Tom had the sticky toffee pudding with hot custard and I asked if they had any sticky date pudding not knowing that they were the same thing – she said no nonetheless so I got the icecream.

By the way, there have been floods displacing families to the western areas of Cumbria and it is now official, this summer has been the wettest since 1912.

It is a really nice area and for such a small town, it’s busy with a booming tourism.  I would definitely do a few walks here next time.


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