Bank Holiday Monday May 30th. 2016 6.40 pm. The Weather: 20°C. Sunny.
Fields by Yewdale Bridge
an early walk to Tarn Hows
clouds reluctant to leave the tops of the Eastern fells
later, in Rothay Park
'the rocket' St Mary's spire
Fairfield is still under a blanket of cloud
the path to Stoney Lane
new buildings for the University of Cumbria
6.30 pm. late sunshine, on the footpath to Monk Coniston.
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>>Oh Tony! What have you done to us. The superb photos of your travels today - everywhere from the beautiful Azaleas of Coniston, to majestic Derwentwater, and to the sunbathing lambs with their mums. Fabulous, and what wonderful memories you have brought back to us when, with 4 friends and their children, we spent our Spring Bank Holidays in our caravans in Maureen & Podge's field. Sadly we no longer tow our caravans, but having spent 28 years in that beautiful spot in Coniston today's pictures reminded us that almost EVERY Spring Bank was like it is today - we sunbathed, damned the beck, played badminton & rounders, sailed the mirror dinghys, strolled up to the village for a cooling ice-cream and most nights had a campfire - (throwing the potatoes into the ashes etc. etc.) The kids were sent off with their torches to find the magic Ice House, generally getting as far as the bridge!!! Those long weekends, and weeks were the very best holidays we had. Now the 'kids' are there with their own families, and judging by your photos, will be enjoying the kind of weather we always had - give or take the odd day or two, when it rained, it rained and when it blew, it blew!! Thanks Tony, we shall go to sleep thinking about your lovely village, and remembering those perfect days. Joan & Geoff:
Next week we visit Dorset and the Cotswolds, but in a cottage - both very beautiful places, but there's nowhere like the Lakes (apart from Yorkshire, of course!!!)
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