On the road

It’s been wild on the road home from Scotland today. We had intended leaving Scotland in the late afternoon, but I am so glad that we decided to leave earlier instead. We picked up the dogs from the kennels at noon and then started to make tracks towards the Lake District. Boy! Did the wind blow!

coniston water

‘Ducks in the waves at the head of the lake [Coniston Water], which is “nearly” up to the road. (Words accompanying photo on 27.12.13 courtesy of http://www.lakelandcam.co.uk.)

Our journey home must truly have been watched over with tenderness and care by the Lord. Hubby drove slowly and carefully, often below the legal speed limit whilst more daring drivers sped past us. We encountered two types of weather on the motorway: wet and windy; and dry and grey, but mostly of the former. As we drove along, we saw two large trucks blown over on their sides. We were then reduced to a crawl and, indeed, came to a standstill at one point when a three-lane road we were on narrowed into two.

I pray and hope that the truck drivers were not badly hurt when their trucks overturned. These high-sided articulated vehicles should surely not be allowed on the roads when the forecast is for high winds and driving horizontal rain! What price the pursuit of money!

We left Bathgate at 12:15 pm and arrived home just before 5:30 pm. Normally, it takes three hours to drive between Edinburgh and Bowness-on-Windermere. Today, it took an extra two hours, but the Lord brought us home safe, for which I am enormously grateful.

Bowness-on-Windermere was lit up like a Christmas tree when we arrived in town. There are lots of people about and the shops and restaurants are open as usual. Although we will only re-open our guest house tomorrow, Saturday, 28th December, many accommodation providers must have remained open during the Christmas period as their car parks were full.

At Blenheim Lodge, we have DISCOUNTED B&B accommodation available over the New Year period, so do come and join us. If you are thinking of visiting the Lakes, I can assure you that at present I can hear the wind blowing but there does not seem to be anything more to it than that. Perhaps the wind is blowing away any rain clouds too!

torver sun, near coniston, lake district

I could not resist adding this photo of HOPE and LIGHT in the midst of storm and darkness. ‘4 pm. a dramatic burst of sunshine south of Torver.’ (Words in inverted commas and photo by http://www.lakelandcam.co.cuk on 27.12.13.)

Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

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5 Responses to On the road

  1. BeWithUs says:

    The wind is sure strong out there (from the look of the water)…take care!! Cheers~ 😀

  2. blodge1 says:

    Can’t believe I am in the same area and the same country today. Everything is still and dry and clear, with bright sunshine!

  3. BeWithUs says:

    The weather can be quite unpredictable some times…The sudden drop of temperature here has made many people sick…most of my friends or their loved ones have gotten flu due to virus infection.

    Take care and be well~ Cheers!! 😀

  4. blodge1 says:

    Hope you are better now since last I replied. Take care.

  5. BeWithUs says:

    Aww…still a little under the weather but no worries, I will survive…hehe…

    Thank you so much for your concern, my friend!

    Do have an enjoyable weekend ahead~ Cheers!! 😀

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