Valentines weekend we spent up in Keswick in the lake District, relaxing a little and doing the usual things you do when you visit, such as a boat trip on Windermere from Waterhead down to Brockhole to have a scone and cup of tea.The pictures were taken then and the stark looking trees seen in one photo are covered by common European cormorants who seem to like it there a lot, judging by their numbers!
The lovely couple that run the Cartwheel Guesthouse where we stayed found out it was my birthday and left a lovely surprise on the bed for me when I returned that day.
They said it has been really quiet up there and there is still a lot being done to restore the mess left from the floods of last year. as we saw when we popped over to Cockermouth. They have the main street up through town and are trying to get back to normal in time for the season.There was snow on the high fells but none at low level.
Whatever time of year you go though, the peace and beauty of the area is a balm to the senses!