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This morning, I collected guests on arrival at Manchester Airport and proceeded as follows:-

  • Drove for about 2 hrs 30 mins to Ambleside on the northern tip of  Windermere in the Lake District, N.W. England. We then drove down narrow roads tracking the west side of Lake Windermere stopping en-route to photograph a colourful display of bluebell flowers in Fishgarth’s Wood, Clappergate.
  •  On arrival at the southern tip of the lake  where we availed of some light refreshment before moving on.
  • Next, we drove back to Ambleside along the eastern side of the lake and checked in to our lodgings.
  • Next, we drove to the quaint village of Bassenthwaite in the northern Lake District and returned via Bassenthwaite Lake.

Scenery today was stunning, augmented by unusually bright sunshine. There was remnants of snow on some hill tops, fields populated with flocks of sheep and young lambs, green hillsides with fields delineated by  miles of stone walls, lakes and streams plus many Spring flowers including bluebells and daffodils.

Tomorrow, we embark on a tour of the Southern Lake District.

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