What a busy trip this has been..................and now, just a few days before leaving, I'm trying to find a little time to organize some photos to share.......before you think I've fallen off the edge of the globe!
When we arrived in Manchester almost two weeks ago (and, after meeting up with two lovely bloggers for a quick airport hello - more on that in another post), we then caught up with Paula and friends arriving from their week in Italy. Heading North to the Lake District of Cumbria, we detoured to catch a glimpse of the seaside town of Blackpool where Paula lived at one time, and where our dear traveling friend Babs,(who was with us on safari last year) and her family live. Rain was heavy so these pics were taken from the vehicle. The Tower and pier are well known Blackpool landmarks.
Leaving the seaside, we were soon on our way to Cumbria and the Lake District. It was showery but the sun popped out - this was the weather we were soon used to for the entire week. Fortunately the dry spells were more prevalent than the rain and it wasn't cold.
The Lake District..............truly one of the most beautiful areas of countryside I've ever seen.
Springtime, the perfect time to visit when these little guys were visible in the thousands, gamboling in the flower-filled meadows with the mysterious fells in the background.