In August, the Bakers had a few days break in a static caravan on this site near the picturesque village of Pooley Bridge in the Lake District.

In spite of the typical Lakeland weather (ie cloudy, wet & windy) we had a good time, the caravan was lovely and we had some great experiences, particularly:

* Seeing a red squirrel just outside the caravan on the our very first morning there:


These are very rare in the UK these days, so to have one literally on one’s doorstep is something of a novelty to say the least. Here’s another shot:


* Hay Close Maize Maze – a fun day out for all the family. The mazes were actually shaped like a cow and a tractor – see some aerial views here (NB not this year’s) and directions here.

* Visiting Eden Ostrich World nearby and seeing sheep being milked (!?)

* Having a visit from our friend Joanna, whom we knew from Benin (previously posted here and here). She even stayed a couple of nights in the caravan with us!

* A trip on an Ullswater Steamer after a 7-mile hike.

Here are some more holiday pics:

(TL: The kids on a cannon at Carlisle Castle (click here too), TR: A monumental walk along the banks of Ullswater, BL: Aboard the Ullswater steamer and BR: Outside the caravan with Joanna).

More summer photos on Rob’s Facebook profile which you can find by clicking the new link on the RHS of this blog (thanks for your tips on that one, Eddie A).

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