On Saturday, while I was enjoying all things woolly, Malcolm took the small camera and headed for Whitehaven, where he found a great variety of things to take photos of.
an unusual bench!
spiking the cannon when the Americans tried to invade
part of a sculpture marking the end of mining
a plaque, set in a seat, showing the tax due on tobacco imports
a little bit of history
On Sunday, we went into Cockermouth ....... we had hoped to find a coffee shop to have breakfast, but there was nowhere open. Fortunately, good old Greggs came to the rescue, and we were able to enjoy take-away bacon rolls, sitting on a bench in the street (several people stopped to ask where we had got our food, as they too couldn't find an open cafe!)
In November 2009, Cockermouth suffered dreadful floods ...... Malcolm stood under the mark which shows the flood level - it must have been terrifying for the residents
We visited Wordsworth House, which was the childhood home of the poet William Wordsworth. The house didn't actually belong to the Wordsworth family, so it doesn't have personal items, but is furnished in the style of the time when Wordsworth lived there. My favourite room was the kitchen
The garden was devastated by the floods, but as you can see from the following photos, a lot of very hard work has restored it
This morning, I was meandering striding along, when I heard very loud munching from the other side of the hedge. I was a bit concerned that a family of mutant giant sheep had moved in to the field ....... so I was quite relieved when I came to the field gate to see these beauties!