29/6/2013, wow! More than two months ago, almost 3 months still haven’t complete my post ;p
The next day, it’s another road trip which also indicated that our trip is coming to an end real soon.
Scenery on the way to Bowness Bay where Windermere, England largest lake, can be found.
The lake… We are near to the town.
We’re here! See the lake behind?
Another kind of view.
We tried the ice cream there, heard it was good. No doubt, yes! It was good! Very rich and smooth. We tried the one at Windermere Ice Cream Co. (Chestnut Rd, Windermere LA23 2AL, United Kingdom). I don’t remember the flavours or even the price as I wasn’t the one buying it. I was too busy taking photos and enjoying the view. Lots of shops selling various types of candies along the street (pictures on the left).
Even shops selling soap, candles, all sort of aromatherapy products, spices, and various types of alcohol from the lake district can be found there. These are soaps! Goodness, looks yummy! Smells yummy too! ;p Thought of buying them but at the end I didn’t. Instead I bought 3 miniature bottles of Strawberry Bank Fruit Liqueurs hehehe… Not for drinking, just as souvenir.
It’s lunch time, we had our lunch at Hyltons Restaurant (Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3EB, England).
Left: Steak and Ale Pie (Â£9.75), succulent British beef in rich beer gravy topped with a short crust pastry lid and served with vegetables, and potatoes. Careful! The content is hot! Very rich and succulent indeed.
Right: Seafood Pasta (Â£12.95), Clams. Mussels, Prawns, Green lip Mussels, served in a Garlic & White Wine Sauce. Not bad! I like it. Not too much sauce, it was just right.
Left: Bangers & Mash (Â£9.75), local Cumberland sausage with creamy mashed potato and a rich onion gravy. Love the sausage.
Right: Pork belly (Â£11.95), slow roasted belly pork served with creamy mashed potato, and an apple cider sauce. I like this too, the pork belly just melted in the mouth. Combined with the apple cider sauce, it balanced out the oiliness.
Overall, the food was great, price was reasonable.
After lunch, we went to Pasty Presto (Royal Square, Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB) to get some pies in case we need to eat something while driving for about 3 hours to our accommodation to call it a day. These are award winning pies but I’m really not a pie person especially pie with meat filling (except curry puff hehehe…) so I didn’t really enjoy them.
Not to forget, this shop, Peter Rabbit and Friends. Finally get to see it in real life after reading its storybooks and watching its cartoon when I was still a child. Didn’t buy any souvenir from here though. Didn’t really visit the actual site, no time at all. This is the gift shop but it’s good enough. If you are wondering what is the relationship between this place and this storybook? I’ll just tell you briefly. The Lake District’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife had inspired Beatrix Potter to come out with the characters and setting of the story.
That’s the end of our road trip for the day.