After several weeks of rain, the forecast for a dry weekend inspired us to set out in search of Autumn colours in the Lake District. To our surprise it must be over fifteen years since our last visit, considering it is so near.
Although cloudy, it was a reasonable day for a walk and a chance to explore the town. The area was busy and the autumn colours around the lake weren't fully out yet but the views were worth the trip.
Walking into town, we looked for somewhere to eat and soon realised that food and drinks were quite expensive due to being a tourist area. Arriving at the lakeside, we realised that it was the half term holiday, as there were a lot of children feeding the ducks and enjoying the fresh air. Although the lake was quite calm, most of the boats were moored at the side possibly because of the changeable weather. Although we did see the sighseeing cruise later in the day.
Venturing further, we explored the shops and several of the art galleries and craft shops. I always feel it's a shame that many of these are selling high priced prints when there are so many talented artists around that would welcome galleries selling their original work.
Eventually, we did find a gallery that had a range of original art and spent time there before wandering back towards the car park.
An enjoyable visit and we did manage to partake of one of our hobbies, finding a geocache, although the one at the new bandstand evaded us.