|We saw lots and lots of sheep - love the stone wall fences|
|Me in front of Hillside B&B|
The flowers were beautiful growing out of the stone wall in front of the B&B.
The next morning, we got up, ate breakfast, and headed into town to walk around. We saw this coffee house:
A view down one of the streets:
We enjoyed seeing the different shops. The town was so quaint and beautiful. I really liked the bookstore window.
Afterwards, we packed up the car and headed into the Lake District to go see Beatrix Potter's farm.
We saw daffodils galore blooming along the roadside:
Stunning views of the countryside:
We arrived at the ferry crossing - almost to Hilltop Farm!
It is now a museum with much of Beatrix's possessions. My favorite was seeing her writing desk with one of her letters with sketches on it.
After touring the house, we walked out in the gardens around the house. It was raining on and off and even sleeted for a couple of minutes!
From there, we walked around Near Sawrey. The sky was getting darker and darker, threatening rain and it was so chilly! We saw a B&B with a sign out front inviting you in for tea. We decided it would be a good way to warm up. Oh how I love an English Cream Tea!
We stopped in the gift shop where I bought one of Beatrix's books - The Tale of Mr. Tod. 😊
There were plenty of pretty blooms to see as well:
Back in the car, we headed north toward Scotland. We saw some stunning scenery. Mountains, lakes, and charming towns. We stopped in Keswick for lunch...I somehow didn't take any pictures of that town but it was charming too! I would love to go back and spend more time in the Lake District.
Again, it's an area I'd love to go back to and spend time in instead of just driving through. But we had to reach Oban for the night so we only pulled off a couple of times to take pictures. The waterfall was quite spectacular!
The clouds were hanging low over the mountains. I took this picture out of the car windshield so it's not all that great.
This was our longest day in the car but after many long miles on narrow 2 lane roads, we finally made it to Oban just before dark. We checked into our B&B and then set out to find some supper. We barely managed to get in before they closed but we did and got to enjoy a bowl of chowder. Then it was back to the B&B for rest and to get ready for our next day of adventure.
|Oban is on the coast|
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