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
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
In 2012 I retired after 43 years in retail and am now living the dream of following the sun. For some years I have travelled to Norway to visit our son and his family and now I am retired and have more time at my disposal I can include other adventures. In 2012 I had a fantastic experience sailing from Croatia, through the Greek Islands to Turkey. In the coming years I hope to continue seeing more of the world. ... full info