14th September 2011

a visit to Sizergh Castle and a cruise on Windermere


the entrance to Sizergh Castle


in the walled garden


an inhabitant of the kitchen garden ..


.. and a more transient visitor


colourful vegetables


the limestone rock garden


the castle from the rock garden


the castle from the pond


the castle from the south


the old stable


looking southeast to the Bowland fells


another part of the stable block


in the kitchen - the only place inside where photos are allowed


the old house at Brockhole - now the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre


Swan waiting to take National Park staff and volunteers on a Windermere cruise


Bowfell, Lingmoor Fell and the Langdale Pikes from the jetty at Brockhole


a party on board to celebrate 60 years of the Lake District National Park


passing Low Wood Hotel and Marina


zooming in on the western arm of the Fairfield horseshoe


looking into the heart of the horseshoe


looking west to Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes


looking north to Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke


the Windermere ferry


looking up Windermere just before we turned round


looking down Windermere on our return leg


sunset light over Bowness-on-Windermere