Bowness.From Scotland we travelled by train down to the Lake District. The young 2 had been there recently so they went back to London.We really enjoyed seeing the countryside from those speedy trains but had 2 incidents on our journey - One involving an alarm clock the other happened when we were supposed to change trains at Oxenholme. There we are standing ready at the door with our cases and the train door refused to open. Other passengers got up to assist - no luck; it wouldn't open. The train pulls out and we are still on it. Bugger! We travelled on to the next stop and dragged our bags to a different door and got off at Lancaster. After the train left we went straight to the lady station master standing on the platform with a 2 way radio and told her what happened. " Not a problem, " she said. "Just quickly get yourselves through the underpass to the line going the other way, a train is due shortly." She radioed her mate over the other side and said, "Pop these 2 into 1st class and send them back to Oxenholme". That's what happened...we even got back just in time to catch our connecting train to Windermere. On that leg of the journey we passed through country stations in little villages like Kendal. This is how busy it gets.
We stayed at Bowness slightly up the hill close to Biskey Howe, in a lovely B & B called No. 80, with Colin and Mandy. They were so nice. As we were the oldest of their guests they up graded us to their best room with a nice view and a 4 poster bed. Mandy's berry fruit salad as part of breakfast was so good, the scrambled eggs weren't bad either. What lovely friendly folk.
Of course we went up the lake and down the lake ( Windermere ) on a cruise ( twice ). One day warm the other a bit drizzly.
R then went to the motor museum while I visited the aquarium and saw otters and other aquatic life..... the smell chased me out after a while.
Before we left the area we climbed up Biske Howe to see the view of the lake from a high point . No wonder this has been a popular place to holiday for hundreds of years.
We caught our train from Windermere ( lovely station ) back to Euston, London with no other incidents and enjoyed that journey too.