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Windermere lake

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Windermere Lake is the largest body of water in England. It is surrounded by mountains, bays and secluded islands. The scenery is breathtaking...what you can see of it between the fog and the rain! To my surprise this is a popular vacation destination for the Brits! It rains here all the time we’re told! Donned in our rain ponchos a few of us remain on deck to capture a few pics of the Lake while the rest of the group keeps warm and dry inside the cabin.

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In New York, at least, swimmers and boaters prefer sunny days but here in England...on Windermere, swimmers are in the water along with sailboats, rowboats and kyacks!!! Make the best of any weather, I guess must be their motto! Not a bad thing.

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This is the home of Beatrix Potter and for kids of all ages....the museum and gift shops are filled with Peter Rabbit-themed items - the big attraction.

Rumor has it that many celebs vacation here on Bowness-on-Windermere. It’s true! We spot a few smurfs in town today !

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Bowness-on-Windermere is a small Victorian town with lots of tea shops, icecream and craft shops. For Rick..no rocks to be found in this town... but he did comment on the one thing which was a highlight for him...

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....the gutter system!

“Always look for the positive” he says.

....and...other than smurfs

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Jemima Puddleduck!?

Levens Hall is next on today’s agenda. What awaits us behind the large stone wall are the topiary gardens. After a tour of the manor, we wander through the paths and arches which remain largely unchanged since the 17th century. Since the 1690’s the 10 acres of gardens retain many of its original features including the worlds oldest topiary gardens. This ancient collection of boxwood and yew trees rise up from the beautiful displays of flora planted with them.

Here’s a photo essay:

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Back at the hotel we have a nice dinner but the big deal for me was dessert...

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Sticky Toffee Pudding! (My highlight for today)

Posted by Linda Fluckiger 14:42 Archived in England Tagged sticky hall pudding bowness-on-windermere levens toffee

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Thank you. Amazing blog. Can we go on the next trip with you?

It would be fun to go on another trip! Let’s keep in touch and see what happens as time goes on

by Cynthia S Mickley

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