Wordsworth Country #7. Journey's End...

So, we've come to the end of this little journey around parts of the Lake District.

William Wordsworth was born in the north-east of the area, and after graduating Cambridge University and spending time in Europe, he retuned to the Lake District in 1799 to live at Grasmere, where our journey started, and lived there and at Rydal until his death in 1850. During that time he wrote many beautiful poems, many of which were inspired by the area.

And why not? If this journey has reminded me of anything, it's that this area is beautiful in any kind of weather. And Lake Windermere, pictured here at Waterhead, near Ambelside, speaks that sentiment in spades.

Given that our journey has been around Wordsworth's Country, it would seem apt to recite, particularly at this time of spring, probably his most famous stanza...

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.