Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

This is a scene from Windermere, in the Lake District, showing the mini-ferry 'Silverholme' arriving at the ferry house to pick up passengers. It will carry them to Hawkshead, calling at Beatrix Potter's Hilltop House.

There is a bigger Windermere Ferry which has been operating for more than 500 years. The original craft were rowed across the lake, later ferries were steam driven and the most recent ones have had diesel engines. The current ferry 'Mallard' is the largest so far; a modern craft which carries up to 18 cars and over 100 passengers.

The ferry takes people, vehicles, horses and cycles across the lake, reducing traffic on the surrounding narrow roads and easing congestion and pollution. It also links the busy eastern shore of the lake and the peaceful countryside between Windermere and Coniston on the west, where there are many attractions and facilities for walking, riding and cycling.

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to The Lakes, one of my favourite places, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5361 W: 265 N: 12177] (48970)
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