At just over 11 miles (18 km) long, Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It was formed after the retreat of ice at the end of the last Ice Age.
Aerial picture of Windermere
Internet picture source here
There are a number of reports over the years of a large aquatic animal (possible prehistoric) that inhabits the lake. The Windermere creature has been named Bownessie, hybridising the name of a village on Windermere (Bowness) and Nessie (the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland). A recent report (with photograph) prompted me to spend a few hours kayaking around Windermere today, to see what I could find...
A recent photograph of Bownessie.
Read the full report in the Daily Telegraph here.
Looking north up Windermere through the channel between
Belle Isle (right) and the west shore of Windermere
Windermere is a very popular place for boating and
water leisure activities of many kinds
But who wants to be a tourist...
And who wants to be a millionaire...
When I can paddle off in my own little boat with perfect freedom...
sliding under the overhanging trees in shallow water