When Wordsworth said his piece about wandering lonely as a cloud I find it hard to believe he was inspired by the Lake District. Clouds are surely rarely lonely up here!
Actually, while there have been some extremes of weather since we’ve been here- see flooding and the big freeze for example- there have also been some amazing days, even though most of our time so far has been in the darker, colder months of the year. I’m also determined that, unless it’s really foolhardy, we should go out and get to know and love the amazing place we now live on the doorstep of, whatever the weather. That way, when we are blessed with those good days, we’ll appreciate them even more.
So, just we two (well, two and a bump!) ventured out to Brockholes on the shores of Windermere. We were waterproofed up and buggy free, taking our time and walking by P’s rules…
All puddles must be splashed in…
…especially when it means you can get to know the local residents.