A couple of weekends ago we (me, Dory, Becca, John, Annamieke, Ian and Violet) all made the trek down across the borders into England to go to the Lake District - a place I had not been for 40 years! We met Ian's parents, John and Kay, and his brother Paul and Paul's wife Jo for a 4 day stay at Langton Adventure Centre - a traveler's lodge John and Kay have been care taking for well over 30 years. It was a great spot from which to adventure to the different lakes and towns for hikes and eats - and, though it was somewhat dreich (as we say here in Scotland - overcast, misty, cold) the sun did come out now and then, and it didn't rain but very little. And, we celebrated Annamieke's birthday there as well.
I traveled here 40 years ago - May of 1978 - with my parents for our first ever UK visit - our first time overseas at all, in fact. We spent 6 weeks in England, Ireland and Wales (we didn't get to Scotland that time - 2016 was my first Scotland visit). I remember how quite the roads were, and how we would pull over to the side of the road to have a picnic, and I would play with the abundant lambs crawling all over the hills. I tried to go to Lake Windermere to re-create some of those memories, but the durn road was closed! Next time.......
As usual, I took scads of photos, and it's so hard to distill it down, but here are a few from the weekend. I hope to be able to go back again sooner rather than later!
Jo, Becca, Annamieke, John K, John S, Kay, Paul, and Ian as well as the pooches, Pippa, Dory, Alfie and violet