A trundle is a trundle no matter what mode of transport…..

I didn’t write about my time in paradise as I probably did the same things as always….a trundle on the bus, a walk to the lake……but maybe, just maybe, I havn’t written about a trundle on a boat round Derwentwater…….🤔……

I’ve done the round trip hundreds of times, but each time is different; the weather, the people, the calmness or temper of the water changing each trundle round. I’ve heard others say, ‘but you see the same thing each time’……….but if you look carefully you see something different each time too………you just have to look…..

Obviously I wasn’t typing, but I took loads of piccies and it’s the piccies that are reliving this trundle in my mind ……

The day before I’d had such a surprise at breakfast time as I arrived to find a friend, from a while back, had also booked into Appletrees as she’d read about it on my blog 😳 so this visit, I had company over breakfast…small world….

I decided to go for the second launch of the day at 10.30. After a thick fog had greeted me early doors, I stayed in my room waiting for it to clear, playing my morning routine of Scrabble and solitaire to wake up my equally foggy brain…..
I suddenly lifted my head from the screen….and it was as though someone had switched on a fan and blown it all away and the sky was clear blue and welcoming.

I ambled down to the Lake and found people already waiting…

We climbed on board and a jolly launchman welcomed us aboard, each passenger having their own agenda for being there. Happy dogs scampering down the steps…

The water was was beautifully calm and still, the only ripples created by the boat itself…

Nichol End first before heading for Hawes End, where many disembarked to scale the glorious Cat Bells. The mountain and clouds displaying their beauty in the mirror of the water below

As another launch passes by, passengers wave from one boat to another…..Brandlehow, then Lodore, where we were assured the waterfalls were in full flow for anyone venturing to the top, then back along to Ashness Bridge, which used to be my stop in days when I walked instead of wobbled, having climbed down from Walls Cragg. We were then heading back to Keswick.

If you look carefully you can see the Crane on the waters edge…blink and you’d have missed this majestic bird……

One last photo shows the rocky fells kept snug, with nature covering them in  a patchwork quilt of loveliness….

And before long we were back, one boat load of passengers being replaced by another and so it would continue on this gorgeous September day.

I managed to capture the last launch of the afternoon heading home and it was still full with happy visitors….me thinks business has been good for the launch this week…..

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

11 thoughts on “A trundle is a trundle no matter what mode of transport…..

  1. You were talking a few days ago about timeliness of information. I was looking for something to do with co-housing but brought up this, which is not new but might interest you and your study groups.

    Click to access LivingWellHandbook.pdf

    I expect some links within it are no longer current, and you might find some aspects better than others, in what they say or how they preesnt it, but what was more important was the time it took to find it!



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