Day three of our Lake District hoo-haa holiday saw us go to back to Ambleside to visit the famous house on a bridge. Yes – really. There is a house built atop a bridge.
Then we drove along the coast and stopped for ice cream – we then saw this gorgeous little pap who was poorly 🙁 she was so brave though! Her ears were a little droopy due to her liver not being right and the medication she was on. 🙁 We hope she gets better soon!
And then we hopped into the car en-route to Keswick! Along the way, we passed a few lakes and of course, jumped out of the car to take some happy snaps. The first lake we came across was Grasmere Lake.
Then we hopped into the car (this was becoming a habit!!) and continued our journey onto Keswick – not before stopping at Thirlmere Lake. Once again – the views – just breathtakingly gorgeous. I run the risk of sounding ignorant, but I didn’t know England had such beautiful places (note to self – perhaps getting off your fat bum and visiting somewhere other than London might help!?)
We saw the ruins of what looked to be a medieval castle along the way too – no idea what the name was though – there was no place to stop along the road and we didn’t fancy being road kill. 🙂
Alas – here we were! Keswick that is. Its a lovely little town with small off roads and markets lining the street. We managed to buy a real sheepskin rug for not very much money.
And a picture of the market where we bought our goods. They had everything, from finger puppets, to flowers, to food and life sized bear replicas. Yes – you heard me right – life sized bear replicas. I don’t know why – but they did. 🙂
The REAL reason we were in Keswick was actually for the better half. He had read somewhere that there was a brilliant tourist attraction in the form of a ‘place’. Not just any ‘place’ though. A puzzling one. That’s right – the Puzzling Place located in the heart of Keswick. Only he could find something like that exciting. Hahaha. 🙂
It costs £3.75 for an adult ticket and £2.90 for a child. They also do family prices – Family (2+2) costs £11.75 and children under 5 enter free! I initially thought this was going to be more for children and so I did not expect too much of the place. As you enter, the top floor is a shop that’s free of charge and here you can buy various puzzle bits for you to try out.
Yet MORE evidence that the GLS inherited all the legs in the family. Grrrrrrr *angry face ON*. So , once you get into the main puzzling place, there were tons of other puzzles we took our hand at trying – we were having so much fun – we didn’t take too many snaps unfortunately – oh well, you will just have to pay Keswick a visit! 🙂
That was Keswick – we hopped into the car and then off we went to Derwent Water for a walk along the coast!
This is starting to get repetitive guys – but the scenery. Oh wow. There isn’t much I can describe in words that would give it the justification it deserves. Words have not been invented for how beautiful this place is yet.
Why not hitch a ride atop the better half express eh! For some reason I thought I would be able to see ‘more’ this way. Then for fun’s sake, I hitched a ride on the GLS’s back too. When in the Lake District eh!
The we walked along the coast – there was some green – but not too much. It was quiet and serene. Think beautiful and peaceful, then times by a million-jillion-fillion. 🙂
More beautiful pictures of the lake below.
And then the better half was tired from walking, so he decided to sleep. On a rock. As you do of course. Me and the GLS were pulling silly faces at the camera but I wont be posting them on there – I look like a goon and the GLS looks like a clown (no change there then mum!) hahahaha. 🙂
We walked back toward the car and made our way back to the hotel – where we would rest, feed the babies, then do a quick change around and off to Hawkshead for dinner!
Speak soon and happy Saturday lovelies!