Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Lake District

The most recent course I've assisted was held at Rydal Hall Conference Centre, close to Ambleside, Cumbira in 'the lake district.'  The week-long course itself was tiring as usual, but not nearly as sometimes. I felt a much greater sense of 'peace' throughout the week.  Partly from the location and partly to the group we were training.  It was a little rainy during the week, but had enough moments of sunlight and an amazing rainbow where you were able to see the inverted double rainbow as well (which happen with all rainbows, but are usually too faint to see).

Below I've posted my favorite pictures from what I was able to take.  I didn't really have that much time to take any pictures so they are really just from an afternoon and evening.  I did get the chance to run a couple of times during the week (before we started working), which was a nice blessing.  The region where the course was held really reminded me a lot of Vermont.  It made me feel like I was seeing Vermont as it was at the turn of the 20th century.  The hills were of similar size, though probably higher in VT, with lakes here and there, twisty windy roads, small towns/villages.  Vermont, at the turn of the century was almost 90% clearcut and mostly sheep/dairy farms.  That was basically this area, 80-90% clearcut and sheep/dairy farms.  Like looking into the past a bit...

Anyways - my favorite shots.

This next weekend I am going to Plymouth down along the southwest coast to run a half-marathon.  Plymouth, England is the namesake of my hometown Plymouth, I figured I should visit it sometime and I wanted to run a half-marathon, so this is two birds w/one stone.  Just a short trip down Saturday by train and back Sunday after the run.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely! Have a great run next weekend. It's great how you can work at balancing training/classes and R&R.