After a fabulous stretch of weather in May and early June it seems to be turning. On Tuesday 12th June we decided to take a ‘green’ route boat trip on Windermere. This takes about 45 minutes going from Ambleside to Wray Castle, Brockholes and then back to Ambleside. The boat was the Princess of the Lake, sister to the Queen of the Lake and is an attractive old wooden motor boat.
The boat was packed to Wray but many got off there presumably to walk to the Castle or walk along the lake to the Ferry across to Bowness. Just before departing, at 10.55, the much larger Teal left Ambleside for Bowness and Lakeside, and on the return we were side by side with Tern, the 1891 boat, so beautiful, very nice styling.
There’s a bit of announcing during the cruise mainly about buildings and a wedding at the Langdale Chase Hotel. I was most conscious of the scenery being fond of the Fairfield Horseshoe north of Ambleside and the Langdales to the west. On this day the Langdales were looking superb but no-one else seemed to notice.
Tern, 1891, beautiful boat goes the length of Windermere