England – Lake District
We leave Edinburgh and go to Lake District by railway in the early morning. I learnt form the internet that there is always unexpected things happen for British's railway service, for example strike, diversion of traffic, switch platform…etc. so when there is a broadcast you'll need to keep your wits about you. We unluckily encounter this, we took 2 and more hours in the queue for a shuttle bus transfer when train services was suspended which caused by a broken tree fallen on the railway. Finally we arrive Windermere at around 3 pm and luckily we can still catch up with the sunset.
湖區座落於坎布里亞郡，這一片鄉郊被納入國家公園一部份，是很受歡迎的度假勝地。遊客集中在 凱西克、溫德米爾、安布賽德、格拉斯米爾和鮑內斯。我們住在最近火車站的溫德米爾. 湖區的B&B多不勝數，我們入住的這間很舒適，早餐膳食不錯啊， 老闆和她們的貓也很熱情，感受到在用心經營。
Lake District lies within Cumbria. It is a popular holiday destination and the area is included in the National Park of UK. The major toruist attractions are located at these towns Keswick, Windermere, Ambleside, Grassmere and Bowness-on-Windermere. We stayed at a B&B in Windermere near the railway station, this B&B is operated by a young couple, which is comfortable and the food provided is delicious.
There are many things you can do at Lake District. You can just enjoy a light walk along the lakes or climb up the mountain to burn calorie, just explore it. We have 3 days here, we plan a light walk to the Orrest Head on 1st day, a walk at Keswick on 2nd day and take a ride on the 3rd day. Wow! We got so much fun but I realize that it is too much for me, I'm really too tired for all theses outdoor activities comes in a row. Bus is the major transportation moving around Lake District but the schedule is not frequent, check it before you go.
A walk around Keswick on a cloudy day. To compare Highlands with Lake District, overall I think if you are looking for wild and natural scenery better choose Highlands, Lake District is more in holiday mode, peaceful and a bit commercial.
There is not many shop for bike rental, we find one just next to the railway station; but we chosen to rent a bike near the pier because a easier track over there, it fit me as a beginner level rider. Hi sheeps, look at the camera and cheers!
在香港，天鵝都是關在植物公園裡，遊人只可以遠距離觀看，這裡的天鵝是隨意走動的，而且數量也不少啊！In Hong Kong, swan is living at park in a closed area and they are always keep in a distance. It is interesting to see swans are so free and can walk around.
旅遊，增廣見聞，美麗動人的風景讓人開眼界；但只有人的相遇才能為這個地方添加色彩。認識了一位從台灣來的朋友，住同一間B&B，和她很有緣份；在湖區的景點相遇，離開湖區後，在倫敦的美術館又再相遇。 Travel is an eye-opener, besides the beautiful scenery, what I treasure is the opportunity to meet new friends, the interaction of people add value to the journey. Our new friend from Taiwan, we are stayed at the same B&B and we met by chance always at some attractions.