Remembering Joan

Just back from a long weekend with family at Ray’s (Paul’s Dad). Really great to be with everyone, but the weather was terrible and our planned visit to Lowther Show, after going to Joan’s grave didn’t happen. For the first time in 34 years the Show was cancelled. Instead we drove out to the Lakes and Ray showed us places that he and Joan used to enjoy visiting.

First we went to Whinlatter Forest, Thornthwaite at Bassenthwaite Lake to see the Osprey observation monitor in the visitor centre there. Joan and Ray visited the Centre several times each year to keep an eye on how the birds were doing. Ray showed us a walk in the forest, that he and Joan used to do when she was not so ill. We took a longer path using the trees to protect us from the wind and rain. See the following link for more info. The dogs enjoyed the walk and the views …

Whinlatter Forest

Then we went to Derwent Water and Keswick where he and Joan went on a sponsored walk for the diabetic Society.

Derwent Water

Paul and I drove back to the boat at Kildwick this morning. All was safe and sound. Paul just doing a phone conference with George and the gang in the Emerge Project, and when he is finished we will move the boat the hour and a half trip up to Skipton. He and I will then get on with some work, in between seeing members of my family. More later when we know what we are doing over the next couple o weeks.

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