Winter Sun at Bassenthwaite Lake

The weather here today, in North West England, was cold, wet and miserable.

I’m posting these pictures to remind myself that the sun does shine in winter…. just not today!

These photographs are from our last trip to the Lake District of 2016 in November when we stayed on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake.


Bassenthwaite Lake Cumbria Lake District Fells England sunshine

Bassenthwaite Lake ©HelenBushe


Bassenthwaite Lake Cumbria Lake District

Bassenthwaite in November Sun ©HelenBushe


It is the only body of water in the Lake District to use the word “lake” in its name, all the others being “waters” (for example, Derwentwater), “meres” (for example, Windermere) or “tarns” (for example, Dock Tarn). – Wikipedia

As soon as the clocks change to British Summertime to give an extra hour of light at the end of the day, our trips up to the Lake District start again.

British Summertime starts on Sunday 26th March. First hotel booked for 27th March. We don’t hang about to let the grass grow under our feet!

Speaking of grass……

Here’s  an alpaca grazing in the grounds of our hotel. The hotel has a small flock( or is it herd?). I don’t know if this one was curious to inspect us or if he was hoping we had whatever titbits alpacas enjoy eating. We didn’t have anything for him so after giving us the once or twice over, he wandered off.


Alpaca Armathwaite bassenthwaite grazing

Alpaca ©HelenBushe


elleturner4 · 2 February 2017 at 18:54

Lovely photos. I’m finding the weather a little grey at the moment and was looking back over my photos to find some sunny ones too.

    HMB · 2 February 2017 at 18:56

    Thanks for commenting. At least daylight is increasing! Roll on Spring.

cwaugh212 · 1 February 2017 at 04:20

Beautiful shots of the lake.

    HMB · 1 February 2017 at 09:34

    Thank you Charles.

suzannerogersonfantasyauthor · 31 January 2017 at 19:57

Beautiful pictures, and the alpaca is so cute.

I'm always pleased to read comments.....

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