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Friday, 13 July 2018

Muncaster Castle and Flying Owls

Today we went over the mountain tops to Muncaster Castle.
Enroute it rained, the cloud was very low and therefore it was very misty.  It made for some 'exciting' driving!!  We were not far from Scarfell Pike which was behind us.. bathed in mist and low cloud.
(The road we drove along is on the right of the picture!)


There's an Owl Sanctuary at the castle and a display was taking place as we arrived.  The are in whcih the birds were flying was quite small so not able to get many flight shots.  The light was dreadful

I wasn't able to get the name of this owl.. it was flying as we arrived.




Burroughing Owls - Lynford and Christie



Great Grey Owl




Boobook Owl - 2 months old

and then on to the Castle for a tour - no pictures allowed inside and no postcards of the interior either.  The Library was amazing.
















We walked past the wildflower meadow..



and the Fairy trail


















 Sadly our last day - go home tomorrow.  It has been one of the best holidays, mostly due to the company of my daughter... you've been just great.. thank you xx




Chapel Style, Elterwater, Townend House on 12 July 2018

We started off in the Langdales areas trying to find a Quarry.  After literally going 'off road' as the road petered out into a dirt track and despite alternative routes we decided another day would be better

So we headed off for Chapel Style for a walk along the river; this area having lovely memories for my daughter when her ,as a toddler, had his first introduction to being in water!

We parked and walked down to Elterwater.
While walking there and back we saw Rock Pipit, Nuthatch and Tree Creeper.









































The sky got very black!!




We had a tasty lunch at Wainrights Inn, ... and while we were there we had a shower of rain!! According to the guy who served us, it was the first for 2 months!



we then we drove to Townend House, a very quirky but fascinating house in the Troutbeck Valley  which was lived in by the Brownes.  Beatrix Potter described Troutbeck Valley  area as her favourite




A cookery demonstration was in progress..

























































Then back to the hotel..a lovely day



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