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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

STONETHWAITE

This hamlet is a little haven set amongst the central Cumbrian fells. I found myself there last weekend, bathed in warmth and sunshine with Shirl.

These are just a few pictures taken when I could remember to record the loveliness of it all.

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9 comments:

  1. A fine place and I expect you had a fine time. Did you frighten a hill or two?

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  2. Lovely post - reminds me of school trips in the 90's to the camp site just a little further up the valley. Must try to visit again some time.

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  3. The photo of the old red telephone box with the sign above of email, text and phone is fantastic, what a contrast.

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  4. Martin: You are right - it is beautiful. And, yes, we did frighten a hill - but more on that later!

    Simon: Hello and welcome to the blog! I have just nipped over to your blog and noticed that you are a rower. My youngest boy is a keen rower too.

    I shall spend a bit of time later on to read your blog properly.

    In fact, Shirl and I stayed at the campsite you mention; it's now owned by the National Trust. Basic, but a wonderful location.

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  5. Hello Roger

    I undertsand where you are coming from with the contrast of ancient and modern and to start with, I wished they had not put the horrid modern signage on the lovely old box.

    But having it sit here on the blog, taking occassional glances at it, I am reminded that it's a bit like me. A bit knocked about, a few damaged bits, but still sitting happily in the sunshine along with his friend the post box and taking on new challenges.

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  6. Alan, I'm honoured that you should visit my blog, having just started out on my journey - mountainous and online!

    I thoroughly recommend rowing and am glad your son has picked it up. It's a worthy sport and I spent many happy hours training and racing.

    When I was last at Stonethwaite, I seem to remember Mr Brownlee, the local farmer, owned it, but that may not be the case any more.

    If for no other reason, it should be visited for a climb up to Bessy Boot, which overlooks it - what an evocative name!

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  7. Looks good, Alan. Hope you two didn't frighten too many cows!

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  8. "Phone Boxes What I Have Blogged From".

    Didn't use the advertised email or internet though, just the good old-fashioned telephone service (coupled with my Pocketmail), as we passed through on our Coast to Coast last year.

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  9. That'll be the Stonethwaite International Communications Hub.
    State of the art, that was, in its day.
    Last time I was at that campsite it was throwing it down and I was throwing it up... happy (blech) days...

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