Similar to the previous week in Yorkshire, the weather for our week in the Lake District can best be described as dreadful. This somewhat limited our activities, so this post will cover a number of our trips. In addition to touring the Lake District, we also planned a trip down to Barrow-in-Furness, which is where SS Oriana was built. Oriana was the ship we first met, when Judi was a passenger and I was a lowly cadet.
After an excellent, but rather soggy week in Yorkshire’s two National Parks, we crossed the Pennines and headed to the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria. Having previously visited the Lake District, for a few days back in 1980, we correctly anticipated some rain.
We planned to stay a week and with no timeshare exchanges available, we found Virginia Cottage, an excellent Guest House/B&B in Bowness-on-Windermere.