As promised, I’m finally posting my recaps of my epic adventure across the pond. After a wonderful birthday yesterday I’m ready to dive into my to do list and, of course, share my adventures.
The trip started Tuesday, June 7 at 5:25pm at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. After a hitch free initial flight, I enjoyed many late hours in Toronto because my flight to Heathrow was delayed from 11:20pm to 12:45pm.
I had enough of a cushion though so I was still able to catch my train to Windemere in the Lake District. Instead of spending money for a taxi I walked just over a mile to the B & B. I was in love already.
My room wasn’t much but it was a bed and place to relax.
The view from the room made up for what it lacked in size.
After a good night’s sleep and an interesting breakfast…
I headed out with the intention of walking a few miles to Hill Top Farm, Beatrix Potter’s home. The directions weren’t very clear but I found the pier and some lake cruises. Lake Windemere is the longest lake in England.
I sat on top for the unobstructed view and braved the bitterly cold winds. The views were worth it.
After the cruise I enjoyed a mocha and a mozzarella and spinach panini from a local (and better) Starbucks-like company, Costa.
After lunch I thought about finding the right ferry and then the bus to Hill Top but I didn’t ask soon enough. Even so, Windemere had plenty to offer.
Though I didn’t see grand historical things or other landmarks this was my favorite day by far. So long, Windemere!