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September 2nd 2015
Published: September 2nd 2015
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Lake Grasmere.Lake Grasmere.Lake Grasmere.

A bit of rain but still glad to be here.
Well today is our last day on the Thames and it has been a fantastic trip. Tomorrow we head off to Spain for about 15 days.

So the last of the north of England. After leaving the Hadrians wall area we traveled down to Lancaster dropping into Lakes Windermere and Grasmere to have a look and drive around, which wetted my appetite to see more. Diane and Viv went in search of Beatrix Potter and her picture story animals. They found the World of Beatrix Potter and spent some time discovering the world that she lived in. She certainly made an impact on the world. They loved their visit. The next day Di and I returned to Kendal see a bit more and to visit a museum where I had found out there was an area dedicated to an author called Arthur Ransome, an author that influenced me so much that I became a dedicated reader from then on. Great thrill for me to see the history of the man and to see so much information on him. I even sat at his desk. We took a day to go to York and walk the wall and look at the
A High Pass.A High Pass.A High Pass.

Di way up high in a pass which was very spectacular.
sites there. This is a great city to visit and walk the streets taking in the history. I have come away with the impression that I need to spend a little more time in these areas as there is so much to see and when tied to a timetable it is hard to get around and see it all. The Lake District is an area I have always wanted to visit due in no small way to Ransome as a lot of his stories were set here. I will return to this beautiful area. Now, to board a boat and chug off down stream. Pip/Rod


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Cold Very Cold.Cold Very Cold.
Cold Very Cold.

Viv and Charlie try to protect themselves form the chilling wind.
Lunch Time.Lunch Time.
Lunch Time.

Preparing lunch on the bonnet of the car on the edge of a lake.
color Purple.color Purple.
color Purple.

This area was quite spectacular with the heather.
Hi Peter.Hi Peter.
Hi Peter.

Di and Viv meet Peter Rabbit at the Beatrix Potter world.
Arthur RansomeArthur Ransome
Arthur Ransome

I was so pleased to get to this and learn more about him.
Taking It In.Taking It In.
Taking It In.

Sitting at Ransomes desk.
Climbing Up to the Wall.Climbing Up to the Wall.
Climbing Up to the Wall.

Starting up the stairs to get to the York Wall.
Walking the Wall.Walking the Wall.
Walking the Wall.

Di walks the historic York Wall.
Drive Home.Drive Home.
Drive Home.

Driving home from York was the worst driving conditions that I have had to drive in. Hail, Rain, extreme care needed. and a slow slow pace.
All Aboard.All Aboard.
All Aboard.

Our home for 10 days.


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