So then, a wedding photographer in the Lake District!
My wife, son and I paid some friends a visit during their holiday near Windermere in the Lake District. It was only a couple of days, but we had a lot of fun exploring Windermere on foot, by boat and on the local steam train!
My son had only recently turned one years old, and our friends’ son is approaching two, so it wasn’t like we could go exploring the mountains or take part in any adventurous activities. Still, we had a relaxed time taking things at the pace our children could manage. We stayed at the Whitewater Hotel in Newby Bridge. Our friends had a cabin there, rather than a room in the main building, which was really nice – we could allow our children to run and crawl around without worrying about them getting under another guest’s toes. The cabin had a small back yard / balcony area with a sufficiently high wall that my son could explore without getting into trouble!
The hotel was next to river and from our balcony you could see the steam of the steam train passing on the opposite bank. We found a nice park just a few minutes walk down the road. The slide was quite steep, long and caught our friends’ normally adventurous son a little off-guard!
We found another nice park while walking round the bottom end of Windermere lake. This had a little wooden house with a slide and one of those spring loaded boingy things (what are they called?), which my friend used to rediscover his childhood. My son had more fun crawling around in the leaves and hiding behind trees!
On the second day we caught the steam train (Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway) to Windermere and then a ferry to cross the lake. At one point I had a little time away from everyone and found a lakeside cafe where I enjoyed a scone and a brew! All parents, if they’re being honest, will know that just a little time away is often very nice! It was long before my wife showed up though. Sigh.
On the train ride back we met a very friendly British Bulldog and managed to get a few photos of passengers enjoying their journey. Be careful if you stick your head out of the window!
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