Back in the Eighties and Nineties, my commute to work was via the very overcrowded District and Piccadilly Lines from South Ealing to Covent Garden and Kensington. Impersonating sardines and strap hanging, for up to an hour each way, now seems to be the epitome of a rat race lifestyle that I chose to leave behind over 20 years ago!
My commute for the last 12 years has been enviable, even by non-London commuting standards….
There were a few mishaps…. a sliding on some black ice resulting in a near miss with actual lake water (eek!) and a coming-together with a pet food supplier in his big van but on the whole fairly minimal considering how narrow that particular lane can be….
Recently, I was on the Windermere ferry which crosses between Bowness and Ferry Landing and I sent a picture to my son in Edinburgh with a message saying that my life is blessed…. and so it is.....
It got me thinking that it would be interesting to find out my colleagues thoughts on their commute to work. South Lakes staff commute from all directions, some by bike, others by ferry and some have long journeys from as far away as Askam in the west and Penrith in the North, whereas others live next door!
They have sent me pictures and I have collected together a mini exhibition of commuter heaven for a blog gallery! Here it is….
|Basecamp staff are very environmentally minded - they all share a lift to work and |
this magnificent view of the Langdales is a favourite at all times of the year.
|One of our VE assistants walks past the cake shop from the car park to the |
Beatrix Potter Gallery and just can't help feasting her eyes on this beauty! (She obviously doesn't
indulge as she's very petite and slender but must have huge willpower!)