This week we’ve been staying at Bay View Campsite in Carnforth, near Morecambe. Yesterday we went for a drive up to Cumbria, which took considerably less time than I expected! In around about half an hour, we got as far as Bowness-on-Windermere. It’s one of my favourite places in the lakes because of the quaint little shops, the wonderful views of the lake and the delicious cafés.
We arrived and parked a little out of town, giving us a lovely relaxing walk into the centre. Stopping for an ice cream, we strolled along the lakeside until we arrived at the hire centre.
£28 for an hour’s hire was enough for us – prices were per hour and per adult too. So after a brief, er, brief, we set sail in our electricity-powered day boat. She was called Naomi, which tickled me since that’s the name of my sister in law!
What a lovely way to spend some quality time together. Ted tried to do most of the driving, but we had a boat-jacker!
Rowan and Louis took it in turns to drive us around and when not being slaves to the wheel we did some rather lovely wonderful chilling out and pretending to live the high life!
I think, given the option, I’d have added a chilled glass of prosecco and Louis would have probably asked for a glass of coke (prohibited unless on special occasions) but alas, they forgot to supply a mini bar.
The mountains in the lakes are truly beautiful, and no matter how many times we visit there’s always something new to see, a new place to explore or a new adventure to be had.
I can highly recommend hiring a day boat on Lake Windermere. There are several places you can hire from and most seem to be around the £30 per hour mark. It may seem a bit steep, but honestly – you’ll have a lovely time.
Unless of course you’re our dog, who we were clearly keeping awake …
There are a kazillion other things to do in the area – see the Lake Windermere Website – but our favourite yesterday was the boat.