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Archive for May 1, 2013

Lake Windermere

three rowing boats on Windermere lake
Nikon D200,50mm f1.4 lens
Rowing boats at windermere
Nigel Borrington

Rowing the waters

If you do go to Lake windermere then rowing on the lake on a good day is one thing you will never forget doing!

Rowing Boats

Rowing boats are available from the wooden huts to the right of Bowness promenade and from Waterhead (Ambleside). Rowing Boats are £13.00 for 1 or 2 adults and children under 16 are free.

They are open in the summer every day from 9.00am.

The views you will get on the windermere open water are unforgettable…

Lake windermere


Two boats and Windermere

Little blue boats on Windermere lake
Nikom D200. 50mm f1.4 lens
Two Boats and Windermere
Nigel Borrington

This photo was taken one morning at a small bay on lake windermere in the lake district national park, Windermere is some 18km long and at it widest some 2km wide. Its one of the most beautiful places I know and if you can spend sometime you will find many wonderful location just to set and read and study the wildlife or nature it offers.

Even just to sit and look at these two boats moving slowly in the water is something I will always remember.

So then Windermere and two boats and one cleared out mind!


Good morning Ducks

Russian Grey geese
Nikon D7000, 50mm f1.4 lens, iso 200
Russian grey geese
Nigel Borrington

This Morning is one of our last mornings for a while that we are looking after our friends farm while they are away, So I thought I would share the experience of feeding their Muscovy ducks( Thank you seeingspotsphoto ).

They sleep the night in a home made hut to keep out any interested foxes that may wonder into the field, the hut is just lovely and the work that going into both building it and keeping it looking so rustic is wonderful.

The six of them eat wet meal feed served into a dish from a bucket filled with water and soaked overnight, its just brilliant to watch them in the morning finding a place to feed from.

This time helping look after the chickens, geese and horses has just been brilliant!