Travel theme: Shine – Last week, in celebration of my birthday (nothing significant, one of many), we drove over Hartside Pass, down into Penrith, across to Keswick and south to Borrowdale.  The sun shone the whole time which disproves the theory that it shines only on the righteous 🙂

We had one night in the perfectly located Borrowdale Hotel, walked, ate, drank and were merry before returning home the next day.  A short and sweet break in a fine location – much quieter than Ambleside:

Borrowdale Home on the range ... Perfect Day Borrowdale



  1. suej · June 26, 2014

    Ah, lovely! Great scenery, nice and peaceful!

    • northumbrianlight · June 26, 2014

      It is a lovely corner Sue – I am sure we will go back. We looked at the price for Christmas breaks which sounded very tempting, the price less so 😦

      • suej · June 26, 2014

        Prices at Christmas anywhere are never good….

  2. Cate Franklyn · June 26, 2014

    Wonderful shots, my fav is the cows. And I wish you a very Happy Happy, though belated birthday!

    • northumbrianlight · June 27, 2014

      Many thanks Cate – my favourite too, something of the prairie about it.

  3. greenmackenzie · June 27, 2014

    Wow, that looks like a stunning part of the soft green earth….and I love seeing the cows in the river. Great photos of what looks like a great wee trip 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · June 27, 2014

      It was a grand day out (well, two) – a very nice part of the lakes – I recommend it.

  4. littledogslaughed · June 27, 2014

    Gorgeous Robin! I love the image of the cows in the water-very pastoral and serene-

  5. Malin H · June 27, 2014

    Wonderful images, Robin!!!

    • northumbrianlight · June 27, 2014

      Many thanks Malin, as always, much appreciated.

      • Malin H · June 28, 2014

        I forgot… happy belated birthday (even if it’s one of many). 🙂 Hugs from Sweden.

      • northumbrianlight · June 28, 2014

        Thanks Malin 🙂 ❤

  6. LaVagabonde · June 27, 2014

    Happy Belated Birthday, young man. I know those parts and agree that you made a wise choice to stay there instead of Ambleside.

    • northumbrianlight · June 27, 2014

      Thank you, thank you – “young man” – you are now one of my very favourite people 😀 ❤

  7. Fractions of the world · June 27, 2014

    Happy belated birthday 😉

    • northumbrianlight · June 27, 2014

      Many thanks Tine – just one more of many, but who is counting 🙂

  8. Cindi · June 27, 2014

    Beautiful … and, even if you’re not counting them anymore, happy belated birthday! (I’m with you on that non-counting sentiment! 🙂 )

    • northumbrianlight · June 27, 2014

      Many thanks Cindi – I am getting to the stage when I cannot, or maybe choose not, to remember so there are some upsides 🙂

  9. restlessjo · June 28, 2014

    Lovely peaceful scenes, Robin. Especially like no. 3 🙂

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