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Archive for October, 2011

Camping at Derwent Water, Keswick – the Lake District

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

We stayed at the Caravan and Camping Club site at Keswick. The site is located at the edge of Derwent Water in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. The site has direct access to the lake and as you can see from the photo below it has a great view. After check-in we were […]

Boats on Derwent water with Keswick Launch Company – Rowing Boats, Self-Drive or Scenic boat ride

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

During our camping trip to Keswick in the Lake District we went to the Keswick Launch to have a boat ride on Derwent Water. We didn’t really know what we were going to do when we arrived so we parked in the car park and went to the side of the lake to see what […]

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in the Lake District

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

We started our journey on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway from Dalegarth Station near Boot. The first challenge is in getting to the station which is towards the west of the Lake District. Coming from Keswick the route is quite reasonable, but if you are travelling to or from the central Lake District the most […]

Day Out on Ullswater Steamers

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

We visited the Ullswater Steamers whilst on a camping holiday in the Lake District. We went to the steamers after spending part of the day at Hadrian’s Wall and Birdoswald Roman Fort so only spent a short time at the steamers and so took one of the shorter trip options. Ullswater is the second largest […]

Day out visiting Hadrian’s Wall and Birdoswald Roman Fort

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Whilst on a camping trip to Keswick we took the opportunity to visit Hadrian’s Wall and the Birdoswald Roman Fort. The trip was a request of my daughter after one of her school reading books referred to Hadrian’s Wall. It’s such a significant feature of British history, but I’ve never actually visited it before. One […]

Paying for open source software – Crossover / WINE

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

I’m a big fan of Free and Open Source Software. Obviously getting something that you may otherwise pay up to £100 for, for free is one of the reasons, but it’s also about the philosophy in having the ability to look at how it works and to improve it for yourself and others. It helps […]


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