Running a Bed and Breakfast in the Lake District is a great way to meet people from many countries far and wide. One of the most consistent exclamations this summer has been the lateness of the hour before daylight completely disappears into the night sky. In Britain, we take all this for granted, but, of course, in many countries, particularly those near the Equator, night falls quickly and darkly come 6-6:30 pm. I speak from experience as I come from the Tropics.

Our guests’ comments regarding the long summer days in Lakeland have inspired this post. I found some lovely photos which I would like to share with our readers. The theme in all of them is that magical sunlit sparkle that brings a smile to the face.

caldbeck, lake district
‘In the Cald Beck, behind the church at Caldbeck’ – photo and words courtesy of
monk coniston moor, lake district
‘Another bright start to a sunny day, on Monk Coniston Moor’ – photo and words courtesy of
Ducks sunbathe at Waterhead, Lake Windermere.
Ducks sunbathe at Waterhead, Lake Windermere.

And as the sun goes down, let us say adieu until the next day.

A yacht in the calm waters of Lake Windermere
Calm descends on a yacht at sunset on Lake Windermere. Why not combine your visit to Blenheim Lodge with a dinner sail or only cheese and wine if you prefer and sail into the sunset? We can arrange these yacht sailings for you. Photo courtesy of
Sunset over Lake Windermere
A lovely sunset serenades the end of the day. As seen from Blenheim Lodge, a glorious setting sun over the mountains surrounding Lake Windermere, which is just visible beyond the vegetation in the foreground.

Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

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