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Grasmere is a picture-perfect village in the centre of the Lake District. It has famous literary associations, not least with the poet William Wordsworth. He lived in the village for many years, and is buried in the churchyard of St Oswald’s. Other famous writers known to have stayed there include Sir Walter Scott, Thomas de Quincy, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This has all led to the village being very popular with tourists, as well as making house prices unaffordable for most people. There is also the small lake of Grasmere nearby, which we did not go to on that occasion.
Because of all the aforementioned tourists, I didn’t bother to take any photos of the village. Anyone interested in seeing or learning more about the place can follow this Wikipedia link, or search Google images. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasmere
Once at the tarn, we stopped for lunch. A local shepherd was rounding up a large scattered flock. He was using a quad-bike, and two very thin collie dogs. His shouting and whistling attracted Ollie’s attention, and he walked into the frame. (Ollie’s image is not sharp in this photo. I was focusing on the centre of the shot at the time.)
Trying to get a wider shot of the tarn, I stepped onto what I thought was solid ground, only for my left leg to sink into a muddy bog! I managed to pull it out, but had to spend some time cleaning off my boot and trouser leg. I chose a firm path for the eventual photo.
On the long walk back down to the village, using a different route, I took this photo of some dilapidated farm buildings. The sheep farmer has moved to a modern complex much lower down, and these have been abandoned to nature.
This proved to be the last photo I took during my trip to the Lake District. We went out to eat in Keswick that night, and left for home at 9.30 the next morning.