Another day in the Lakes

Today’s picture is a greenfinch and a great tit having wordsgreenfinch great tit

The main business of the day was another trip to the theatre in Keswick, this time to see the Temperance Seven with our visitor Sarah.

Because we had enjoyed the trip through Caldbeck and Mungrisdale so much last week, we went by the same route again. We managed to find some lovely sunny weather again but I just refrained from taking the same pictures all over again. This time when we hit the A66, we turned left and went down to Ullswater to visit Aira Force. I did get the camera out when we  got there.

aira force
The waterfall
 aira force bridge
Mrs Tootlepedal and Sarah bravely look down from above
aira force stream
The stream above the falls
A glimpse of Ullswater through the trees
big tree
We saw this very large tree on the way down from the force
aira force bridge
A bridge crossing the stream below the waterfall

We refreshed ourselves with a cup of tea and a toasted tea cake at the handy cafe there and then went on down Ullswater and up and over the Kirkstone Pass, still in brilliant sunshine.

Kirkstone Pass east
Looking back down towards Ullswater
 Kirkstone pass west
Looking down towards Ambleside. We went down the road you can see.

We could see rain clouds in the west but we got to Keswick and into a cafe for our evening meal just before the rain came down. It rained heavily while we ate and obligingly stopped when we came out so we were able to have a pleasant walk along the lake before going into the theatre accompanied by rumbles of thunder.

The show was great. The music was lively and entertaining and the many humorous moments that they worked into the act made me laugh so much that my sides hurt. They gave us a good two hours of fun and to round off a near perfect day, the rain had stopped when we came out and we drove the fifty odd miles home in incredibly light traffic, even on the short motorway section,  in an hour.

A near perfect day? There was not quite enough spice in the toasted teacakes.

Published by tootlepedal

Cyclist, retired teacher, curmudgeon, keen amateur photographer.

3 thoughts on “Another day in the Lakes

  1. Glad you had such a splendid day, the Lake District photographs were outstanding. the concert sounded great fun so to find fault with the tea cakes was rather niggly.

  2. What a great day, and it brought back happy memories of my recent trip to the Lake District. Glad you had a good laugh in the concert!

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