Thursday January 19th. 2017 5.20 pm. The Weather: 8°C. Cloudy.
Bronze mural on the wall of Galava Gate, Ambleside. Quite appropriate, considering the journey I'm on today, for fun
don't ask, 'cos I won't tell you
9.10 am. Quiet in Borrans Park
from Waterhead Marine
at the Low Wood Canon
bus from Brockhole to Windermere Railway Station
more murals by Kendal College
stand back from the edge of the platform please, the 10.56 to Manchester Airport is approaching
approaching Preston Station, passing the University of Central Lancashire
Preston Station and a Cornish Pasty brightening things up
55 minutes in Preston, everyone seems to be dashing about, the Fishergate Shopping Centre
12.41 the Virgin Pendolino train to Glasgow Central about to depart
no good for me, first stop after Lancaster is Penrith, mine is in 17 minutes, my 'first' pendolino, sorry Mr Branson
change at Oxenholme onto the waiting Windermere train, one of the lesser-used platforms of Staveley Station
back at the buffers at Windermere, a great trip, thank you the rail network
finally, bus to Ambleside, the sale at Hayes Garden World, upstairs for a well-earned brew.
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> Hi Tony I've been following your site for several years and I'm just emailing you to say a very overdue 'thanks very much' for sharing your photos on a daily basis. I have no idea how you manage it - come rain hail sleet or snow I can always rely on a daily fix of the lakes. I was inspired by your example, and that of one or two others (the Hileys, David Hall etc) to start my own site www.andrewswalks.co.uk and so I know from my own experience just how hard it is to keep up the momentum, especially on those murky misty days (like today!). Thanks again for your excellent site and long may it continue. Kind regards Andrew
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