Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mothering Sunday drive.....then back for the Liverpool game!

What a lovely day! The sun was shining, temperatures not bad for late March, and with newly born lambs frollicking in the fields, roads were lined with daffodils and the Morgan running sweetly after its service, yours truly felt absolutely 'top-ho'!
All set to go!
Our destination was the Lake District, specifically Sizergh Castle in the southern lakes area, just an hour away and a good opportunity to give the Mog a good run following the Winter.
A short stop by the Deer Park at Beetham
Sizergh is a National Trust property and apart from being a very interesting house to visit, with lovely gardens and good walks leading from it, the place is a great stop for thirsty Morgan drivers yearning for a hot chocolate and a warm scone or indeed something more substantial. Since I had consumed a Manx kipper for breakfast some two hours earlier I stuck to the scone and chocolate.
Sizergh Castle, home to the Strickland family.
It's a short drive to Windermere from there, so we took the back road from the Kendal by-pass to the Hawkshead Ferry. thence to Bowness, seething with day trippers and then back to Ings where there is a delightful tavern called The Watermill Inn with its own brewery
En route to Windermere
The landlady suggested 'Collie Wobble', one of their own ales, a suggestion that brought an immediate response from me along the lines of, 'I hope that it doesn't give me the collywobbles'!!!! Anyway, it didn't and was an excellent brew.

After the beer and a bag of crisps we left and headed for home....allowing plenty of time so that we wouldn't miss the Liverpool versus Tottenham game on TV


  1. Lovely photos of great countryside. It is nice that you two go for these trips together, Sadly for me SWMBO prefers to stay in the garden so my Mog trips out seem to be getting shorter & shorter in our locality.

    1. Thank you for your comment on my Mothering Sunday post. Sorry that your wife will not accompany you on longer trips, however I can sympathise with you, because when I was sailing, my wife refused to come with me and to be quite frank it isn't much fun when you can't share the enjoyment with your 'better half'.
      Regards, Chris Gleave

  2. Chris, we have been vacationing in the area and rented a cottage in Crook outside Kendal. It´s an lovely area with roads made for Morgan driving.