Lakes and Steam Fair

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Early July and it was time to do some serious walking. George, Brian and Geoff took Priscilla to the Lake District.


This photo shows us making our way along Striding Edge.

Looking back at Striding Edge. 

It is very steep on both sides. 


Apparently, several hikers fall to their death each year.

The climb up Helvellyn was rather busy and you had to take care to dodge tumbling rocks which were dislodged by the people above you.

Brian and Geoff at the summit of Helvellyn  969m (3,179 ft)


The panorama view from  the summit is quite amazing.

Returning to the campsite (see blue tents just by Geoff’s left shoulder).


The lake in the distance is Ullswater. The village is Glenridding where there was a very good local pub serving  generous pub grub.


The following day was very wet and although we walked several miles it was far too wet to bring out the camera.

End of August and Priscilla was off to the Great Dorset Steam Fair.


A delightfully English event.  There is so much to see that it really needs 3 days to explore everything.

The stars of the show are the showman’s engines.

Night time is the real highlight when the showman’s engines all line up and generate the electricity to drive the huge fairground.


There are fairground organs, showgirls, real ale tent, live bands, folk groups—everyone has a great time!



During the day there are vintage vehicle displays, tractor towing competitions, sheep dog trials and the magnificent heavy horses.


On a hot day it can all be very exhausting!

If you get bored of all those interesting things to see and do, fed up with eating ice cream, Cornish pasties, hog roasts and doughnuts then The Great Dorset Steam fair is simply one of the best events for “People Watching” that you will find!


We love it!

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