Sunday, September 16, 2018

I Don't Know

Kath and I just made it home from a short trip to the Lake District. We managed to find an excellent airbnb a short stroll from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. It was a very picturesque setting from where we were able to have several adventures.

We arrived on Thursday, Kath having worked the night before, the cottage was lovely and only a short walk into Bowness village. We spent the afternoon wandering round and sampling a few of the local bars. Ended up eating at one of the Indian restaurants in the village, I didn't find the food very enjoyable. We made up for it with a couple of cocktails afterwards. Thank heavens for happy hour!

On Friday we set out on a short boat trip across the bay from Bowness to Ferry House. From there there is a lovely walk along the lakeside Wray Castle stopping off to take the view from Claife viewing station on the route.
Viewing station

View from Wray Castle

Enjoying a cocktail at the Arts bar
 Our local bar was called the Arts bar and grill, they did an excellent happy hour (actually happy 3 hours) 4-7 on weeknights with cheap cocktails, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere good.

For dinner we found excellent Italian restaurant Villa Positano. It felt like an actual Italian restaurant and they did a super cantuccini, belissimo!

On Saturday we made it to Fell Foot park to take part in the parkrun there. It is a spectacular park with views across the lake and was a really friendly parkrun.

After a shower and change we took a boat trip to Lakeside at the bottom of Windermere. At Lakeside we had a wonder around the small but expertly crafted aquarium. There is also a small steam railway there where you can take a trip to Haverthwaite Station and back.

For dinner we headed to Hyltons for a steak, the service was outstanding and our steaks were cooked to perfection, would highly recommend.

We will definitely be getting back, as there are so many things left to see and experience there!
Cantuccini at Villa Positano