This evening, I am posting a video clip of Coniston Water in the Lake District. This lake, which is some five miles long and half a mile wide, has associations with:

  • Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons; and
  • Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell, a father and son duo who between them set a series of speed records on the lake with Donald killed in a record attempt in 1967.

The boat in the video is the Steam Yacht Gondola which offers the grace and luxury of a bygone age.

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