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A beautiful day!

Today has been a lovely day. After breakfast we went to the pencil museum... I have no idea why... but actually it was quite interesting! After the morning meeting we walked to see a stone circle at Castlerigg just outside Keswick, it was nice there and there were some great views. We had a late lunch when we got back to Keswick and then Ian started to write a sermon for Sunday morning while I went out for a walk. I walked about a third of the way around Derwentwater and back again, it was really beautiful with the water sparkling in the sunlight and everything so vibrant and green. there was clear evidence of recent heavy rain in some places but none today! At the evening meeting we heard the last ever public talk from Dr John Stott who in his late 80's is still clear and wise in what he says... but he is retiring now.. that too is probably wise! After that we went for a curry - very nice!

Here are a few random highlights of the day

This is the footpath!!!


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Jul. 17th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
OK, I'm intrigued, now I must go google pencil museum. What, they have, like, old pencils?
Jul. 18th, 2007 07:12 am (UTC)
Yes they do have lots of old pencils!!! But really it is a museum dealing with the history of the Cumberland pencil factory which is the oldest pencil factory in the world... Shows you how they make pencils, sort of interesting, more than it sounds any way!!!
Jul. 18th, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
The Lakes !

Having lived in Carlisle for many years (when I was young;o) )
enjoyed your photos.The lakes and Cumbrian Fells are one of our must do things when we come to UK.So beautiful.
Jul. 18th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
It is all very beautiful... more pictures coming in today's post if I can stay awake long enough!
Jul. 18th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
The pics are lovely. I like that statue on the stone wall, all in pink and orange *g*

I too am amused by the pencil factory but I imagine it's as interesting as that cool video clip they used to have on Sesame Street about making crayons. I loved that one!

Thanks for sharing your pics, the water looks lovely.
Jul. 18th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
I like that statue on the stone wall, all in pink and orange *g*
It was a lovely place to sit and watch the world...
Jul. 18th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
-It was a lovely place to sit and watch the world...
And that is so important, finding time to sit and watch the world.
Jul. 18th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yes I found a good place to sit and think by the side of the lake later in the day too!
Jul. 18th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
That's the only thing that ruined our walk to Red Rocks the other day, the other adults didn't really even want to see the seals, they were kind of, 'Well, we made it in good time, let's get back now' and off they went. Christy and I stayed behind to take photos and we never saw the other adults again until we got right back round the whole walk to the carpark.
I think they missed so much by rushing along.
Jul. 18th, 2007 10:18 am (UTC)
Lovely photographs! I especially like the one of the stone circle (close-up).
Jul. 18th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Yes I like that one too, there were lots of people there, but that picture contrives to make it look deserted!
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