We left our lovely apartment at Summer Hill at ten o'clock this morning. However, we were in no rush, knowing that the journey back to Sheffield would take approximately three hours.
It was a beautiful late September morning - the colours of nature so vivid. We decided to make a detour - first to the village of Cartmel and then on to Grange-over-Sands which was developed in the late nineteenth century as a genteel seaside resort served by a new railway link.
At Cartmel, we visited the wonderful priory church founded by the first Earl of Pembroke in 1190. Then at Grange we ambled along the promenade to the disused lido where thankfully restoration works are soon to commence.
It had been a lovely break in a part of this island that neither of us knew. Lord knows if we will ever be back there but we are glad that we went and made some good memories to recollect through the coming winter and beyond.