I love to visit Keswick in Cumbria, its one of my favourite places to meet family and go walking with Maggie May and this Spring we had four wonderful days there.
The early mornings can be glorious, no one is about and if there is not a breath of wind the reflections look amazing.
Its funny but I find myself whispering on these lovely mornings, sound seems to carry across Derwent water, the birds seem louder, our footsteps crunch in the pebbles and I feel like we are intruding on nature. Its a truly magical place.
Maggie explores all over and sniffs along the shoreline, she discovers all sorts of things we perhaps would not notice. This is one of the boats you can take out onto the lake.... I have to say, we took the motorised one instead!
We tend to go on one leg (not literally of course) get off at the first stop, then walk along the pathway round the lake till we reach the next jetty, where we pick up the next boat, then we go off to the next jetty.
The Lake District is so different from Bourton on the Water but both have a lovely slow pace. No one rushes about, and we all find the time to smell the roses.