Saturday, December 18, 2010

On the Road . . . the Lake District, Grasmere and Loch Lomond

We traveled through Lancashire and on to the Lake District.

There were a number of restaurants in Grasmere; this one overlooked St. Oswald's Church and cemetery where Wordsworth and his family are buried.

Wordsworth and his family are buried in the peaceful cemetery in the shade of a yew tree, one of eight planted by Wordsworth himself in the churchyard.

St. Oswald's Church dates from the 14th Century; about 140,000 people visit the church annually to see the resting place of Wordsworth and his family.

Even though it was mid-September, the flower beds in Grasmere were still lovely.

Our tour guide was right - the scenery while on a cruise of Loch Lomond was stunning!

We took the Nevis cable car ride to the heart of the Nevis Mountain Range - almost on the "roof of Britain" with views of Scotland's scenery.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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