Friday, 19 February 2016

Stardom for Borrowdale - featured in Star Wars.

It’s really good to be able to report that the Lake District is back on its feet again after the December flooding. We did have small pockets that were badly damaged but they are now well on the road to recovery and most of it is now back to its usual splendour.  

I’ve now been able to return with my regular volunteers to continue the drainage work we have started in Braithwaite. It has been quite a while since I’ve seen eels in the area so it was a good surprise to see two of them that day. We scooped them up and took them to a safer place away from where we were working.

I’ve also been out with a larger group combining my regular volunteers with volunteers from Keswick Tourism Association, the National Park and Fix the Fells. We all got together to do a mass litter-pick tidying up the high water mark on the lake shore. That went incredibly well with the volunteers doing superb work as ever..

The weather has also turned for the better. We are seeing more blue skies and, with the snow-topped mountains, the Lake District has been looking fantastic. I wonder how many of you have seen the new Star Wars film and recognized that a lot of it was filmed in Borrowdale. And, of course, it looked fantastic there as well.

Daisy here, It’s not raining. Life’s fantastic. It’s great.

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