OUT OF THE BLUE

yesterday was too nice to sit at home so we drove to the Lake district I am lucky it is only three quarters of an hour away. Having taken couple of wrong turns we found our selves at Haweswater a long lake with steep skree sides where the sun was not shinning. So it appeared gloomy and over cast. A long the side we drove to the bottom where to our surprise there was no way out tall leering rock cliffs loomed on every side. So we turned around and went back. It is very un- inhabited but the wild flowers were extraordinary beautiful clinging to the road edges.

Then we went to Shap Wells a strange hotel that during the war had been a prisioner of war camp for german officers. It is still a little strange - no barbed wire or anything just a very large Hotel in the middle of no where.

All that and back in time fro tea- um that was quite enough for me - at least I know why I hurt today!

Have a good day guys x gins

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  • gins did you drive there and back?i so love the lake district.went there for my previous honeymoon.beautiful.

    that hotel sounds very haunting wouldnt mind going there myself one day.do people actually stay there?try and rest today.x

  • gins did you drive there and back?i so love the lake district.went there for my previous honeymoon.beautiful.

    that hotel sounds very haunting wouldnt mind going there myself one day.do people actually stay there?try and rest today.x

  • Hi guy yes I did drive It is one passion I am hanging on to I am lucky have a lovey automatic car which just purrs along. I will be un live able with if I am not allowed to drive - cannot walk far - or bend yes my hands hurt and after I've driven my neck protests but I love the independent feeling. My meds have to be watched for driving and if I nock my egretol down to 200 in morn I am not dozy thank good ness.

    The Hotel is part of the Best Western Group ans you can stay i is strange it really caters for coach parties about three a night pull in ( so that may say a lot)

    Today I rest as I read for the blind tonight have a good day guys x ginx

  • hi wow that sounds like a wonderful day and although you may be having pay back its worth it sometimes .

    hope you can relax today

    I too like the sound of the hotel so if you dont mind details please xx

    gentle dyslexic hugs

  • Hi Sammy I thought there were two replies and it is you twice sorry and thanks for the interest love. x gins

  • Lexie the Hotel is called the The Best Western at Shap Well shap Cumbria. If you look there also others in Shap itself which look goood outside but I have never been in. Shap is the highest point on the motorway and a little on the outside of the Lakes xgins

  • Gins that must mean you live in the Preston area by my reckoning .... so do I. Unless of course you were driving West or south? I know the area you describe very well as we used to live near Penrith.

  • Morning Artyrosie I live near Gretna Green the infamous marriage home= small world isn,t it?

    Where are you now? I love Penrith always enjoy shopping there but not the parking! xgins

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