Day 5 in the UK

We reluctantly said goodbye to Edinburgh today, and headed on our way to England. We had a beautiful, yet bouncy, ride through the Pentlands.  The landscape was striking- low mist hung on the hills, the rolling fields dotted with sheep, cows, and even goats. Someone spotted a Highland cow, with its shaggy coat and long horns.

We made a stop in the quaint town of Moffat, Scotland for snacks and shopping.
The break was welcome after the bumpy ride. Many people found gifts to take home and
enjoyed a “cuppa”. We were finally beginning to experience some of the stereotypical British
weather everyone kept talking about,  with mists, rain, and a slightly chilly wind.

We got back on our way, and arrived at our destination, Bowness-on-Windmere, England. We enjoyed lunch, which consisted of tea sandwiches and cakes.

After lunch, we walked on to the World of Beatrix Potter attraction.  After a short video about the author and the inspiration for her stories, we delighted at the displays and vignettes depicting various characters and events in Ms.Potter’s stories. There were a number of conversations about how our parents read the stories to us when we were children. There was even a garden designed to look just like the one where Peter Rabbit’s adventures occurred. The details were all there, down to the little blue jacket hanging like a scarecrow!

Our afternoon continued with a relaxing cruise on Lake Windmere. The views were beautiful, and it gave us all time to reflect on the awesome experiences we’ve had thus far.

-Suzanne Saggese

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