Victoria Street

From the Palace we followed Birdcage Walk to Westminster Abbey. A bit dear to get in so we walked down Victoria Street to Westminster Cathedral instead. Click any image to see them all enlarged (in your browser by clicking on the post title).

Wray Castle

After alighting the ferry we walked up the hill to the castle, wandered round the grounds and peeked inside. The 1840s mock-Gothic mansion was being renovated, all the furniture had been removed and the ticket-takers suggested we might not like to purchase tourist tickets under the circumstances. But the walk around was gorgeous. Click any image to see them each full-size.


Our first stop was Ambleside. After a brief nap following our almost 30-hour odyssey, we walked up to the Stock Ghyll Force, a small waterfall, through Stock Ghyll Park, taking a first few pictures along the way. Click any image to see them each full-size.

Dirk Gently

We now interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you photos from the first two weeks of May taken hiking England’s Lake District. Pictures can scarcely do justice to the beauty of this area or how marvelous an experience we had wandering these trails among sheep, geese, ducks, cows and horses, stones and streams, lichen and moss.

Our first image is from the train(s) from Manchester to Windermere (we wound up taking 3 trains, then a bus, then walking a mile with our bags after the 6.5 hour flight from NY – we were a little tired upon arrival).

Manchester train station, UK