Thursday, 6 September 2012

A day lakeside at Coniston

A long way to go for a day out,  3 hours drive each way but  a lovely relaxing time once we were there, daughters birthday and her request was a day by a lake, not doing anything just sitting!
So our destination was Coniston Water and the sun shone.






Lots of time to watch the activity on the water, a variety of water craft.






and ducks of course


For a short time time our peace was disturbed by a group of five young lads who chose 'our' beach to set up and launch their inflatable, very entertaining watching them work out how to fit all five in without the sides collapsing and then how to paddle in a straight line, but somehow they made it across the lake and back safely with no life jackets




Our dog was happy just to stand around in the water and occasionally chase the odd stick


although we did manage to finally wear her out as Mr S and I couldn't quite manage 5 hours sitting down on the shore so we did take her for a short mile or so stroll through the woods, following the 'purple trail' a very pleasant and not to arduous a walk




Dor Beetle



 all in all a very pleasant, thoroughly lazy day.