Monday we went to Grasmere (I got you a postcard, Dick!) to William Wordsworth’s home, Dove Cottage where he lived with his sister, his wife and 3 children. Most of his writing was done here, and he was so influential, because of his objections, the railroad was never built beyond Windermere, some 25 miles to the south. No photographs allowed so I sketched when I got home.
We also visited the famous Sarah Nelson Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. You could smell it from blocks away, but I wasn’t prepared for it to be so small – one room from which they sold all their gingerbread – only space for a few people at a time. The spoon garden out front was unique. If I lived here, I’d paint one. Maybe Dale could plant one!
More to come. Thank you for following.