Train and Boat to Bowness 21st May 2010.

I haven't had a trip on Windermere for several years, so I left the car at Haverthwaite station on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and purchased a combined train and boat return ticket to Bowness on Windermere.

Saddletank locomotive Repulse at Haverthwaite station.
Saddletank locomotive Repulse at Haverthwaite station.

 

Looking along the track in the Lakeside direction.
Looking along the track in the Lakeside direction.

 

Haverthwaite station and cafe.
Haverthwaite station and cafe. Good bacon rolls here.

 

Haverthwaite signal box
Haverthwaite signal box. Shame about the scaffold and polythene covered building behind. But maintainance needs must.

 

Looking along the platform in the other direction.
Looking along the platform in the other direction.

 

Lakeside view
Having just stepped off the train at Lakeside, the steamer can just be seen coming down the lake in the middle of the photo.

 

A closer view of the approaching steamer.
A closer view of the approaching steamer.

 

The Fell in view here is Gummers How.
The Fell in view here is Gummers How.

 

The water taxi that ferries people from Lakeside across to The National Trust gardens at Fellfoot.
The water taxi that ferries people from Lakeside across to The National Trust gardens at Fellfoot.

 

The MV Swan approaching Lakeside.
The MV Swan approaching Lakeside.

 

The MV Swan turning round in readiness to dock.
The MV Swan turning round in readiness to dock.

 

A closer view of the MV Swan
A closer view. You can just see one of the Fellfoot buildings in the background on the right of the picture.

 

The view of Windermere from the boat at Lakeside.
The view of Windermere from the boat at Lakeside.

 

Lakeside car park and hotel from the departing steamer.
Lakeside car park and hotel from the departing steamer.

 

The view north from the bow.
The view north from the bow.

 

Expensive looking properties on the right hand side of Windermere.
Expensive looking properties on the right hand side of Windermere. I think one of them is a hotel.

 

Another lakeside property.
Oh to win the lottery. And I don't just mean ten pounds.

 

Storrs Hall hotel.
Storrs Hall hotel.

 

Storrs Temple
Storrs Temple which I believe is owned by The National Trust.

 

Closer view of Storrs Temple
A closer view.

 

Approaching Bowness on Windermere.
Approaching Bowness on Windermere.

 

Bowness on Windermere.
Bowness on Windermere.

 

Bowness steamer pier.
Bowness steamer pier. Apologies for the slight blur to this photo.

 

Swans and a goose
I have travelled from Lakeside on a Swan to see a swan. (and a goose)

 

Swans and hire boat jetties.
A great place for our feathered friends to find food.

 

The MV Teal is about to moor.
The MV Teal is about to moor after arriving from Waterhead near Ambleside.

 

Nearly moored.
Nearly there.

 

Another of Windermere's lake cruisers taken on the return journey to Lakeside.
Another of Windermere's lake cruisers taken on the return journey to Lakeside.

 

Windermere cable ferry approaching Far Sawrey.
Windermere cable ferry approaching Far Sawrey.

 

The ferry has just docked.
The ferry has just docked.

 

The ruins of Claife Heights.
The ruins of Claife Heights viewing station at Far Sawrey.

 

Fellfoot. This is the view across Windermere towards Lakeside.
On returning to Lakeside I drove round to Fellfoot. This is the view across Windermere towards Lakeside.

 

This is the view from Fellfoot, where Windermere ends and the river Leven begins on it's winding way eventually to Morecambe Bay.
This is the view from Fellfoot, where Windermere ends and the river Leven begins on it's winding way eventually to Morecambe Bay.

 

The view north from the same spot.
The view north from the same spot.

 

Newby Bridge.
Newby Bridge. I never realised the bridge was also an aqueduct. Ho ho.

 

The weirs below Newby Bridge.
The weirs below Newby Bridge.

Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 5D.

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