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For Part 1 Click here. We had a more than a full day exploring the Lakes in Cumbria, England late last July. The day was overcast, so some of the pictures are a bit dull and gray. The area is beautiful and for it to be July, the crowds were manageable,
"The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells) and its associations with the early 19th century writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.
Historically split between Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District is now entirely in Cumbria. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet (914.4 m) above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere." - from Wiki
People were sitting, walking and just enjoying the view. It was nice to get away from everything and just be there.
We pushed on and went to visit more of the lakes, the Slate Mine and more iconic areas. It is a lot to see in one day. I suggest at least a three day weekend. Then you can take your time and really enjoy yourself.
While driving around in the fells - My friend got car sick. Many very small roads (which are very curvy); with drop offs and amazing views = the need to get out or be sick in the car. UGH!
You also have to remember that New Orleans in below sea level and this was a big change for her.
We stopped on this stretch of road because there was a car park for people hiking/climbing the mountains and I was starting to feel a bit ill too. We go out of the car and just walked around a bit. The view was amazing and everything was so green.
I took these pictures of the mountains and the sheep and then a man arrived on a ATV with his sheep dog. I was lucky be there at the right time to watch him round up the sheep off the steep mountains and bring them down. I had heard about such, but never saw it before. (It's the same/different from what cow dogs do in Texas.) It was amazing to watch the dog work and take its cues from his verbal commands. The sheep were brought down quickly and safely. They made it look very easy.
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