Last week Jude & I went back to the UK to take my 92 year old father on holiday. My sister Karen came along too and we stayed in a beautiful cottage in a small village called Boot, in the English Lake District. Although the weather was horrendous on the drive over, leading to flooding in many parts, we had a relatively dry few days.
My favourite area of the Lakes, and often described as “Britain’s favourite view”, Wasdale is a fabulous place to visit, as is the Wasdale Head Inn, which sits at the end of the valley.
Changing scenery… This picture was taken only about an hour or so before the other views.
Due to the volume of rain this normally gentle river, was a raging torrent !
The route to the top of Yewbarrow follows the line of the wall in the middle of the picture.
Left to right: Karen, me and Jude, with my dad in front.
A welcome sight for walkers and casual visitors like us !
The tree is decorated with beer mats and a bottle of Fairy (washing-up liquid) at the top!
From left to right you can see Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike (England’s highest mountain @978m)