E-WOW: 1200 Saturday 16th May – Windermere virtual lunch, catch up and steam-boat trips
Continuing the very first ever Virtual Gathering of the AOA
Well, here I am at the Windemere Jetty Boat Museum. The cafe has amazing views over the lake and the food is – well, out of this world!
I had a great sail down from Low Wray. The perfect F4 Easterly meant a fast passage and made it easy to impress the crowds coming alongside on the museum jetty. There was only one other boat on the jetty. Although it was a motor boat I was rather taken with the varnish which looked like a sheet of glass moulded around the wood. Perfect! Almost too perfect, like a dream.
Anyway, anyone else around?
At 1230 the Museum have very kindly offered us a personal tour of their exhibition celebrating 90 years since Arthur Ransom wrote Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District. A ‘Reply’ will be added to this Topic thread to allow you to join in.
And at 1245 a further ‘Reply’ will invite you to join other logged-in Atalanta folk in a ‘Virtual Meeting Room’.
Before that why not take a trip on a steam launch, or learn about the museum and how it came into being. Use the selection of videos below.
Steam launch trip
Some very kind people have offered to take us out on the Lake during our Virtual gathering.
Choose a trip below, or take them all!
Learn about the Museum, its building and its volunteers
Aerial footage shot during construction (1m 30s)
2017 Kids project Esperance, they make a video about getting the museum ready (3m 41s)
Facebook announcement March 2019 (about 1m)
A major new tourist attraction opens in the Lake District this Saturday. It's called The Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories. I've been taking a look ahead of the opening and trying out some of the boats.
Posted by Tim Backshall on Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Prince Charles opens the museum in 2019 April from the museum website (clicks through to Museum website)
The Steamboat museum (Windemere Jetty fore-runner) in 2011 incl Osprey under restoration (about 5m)
And you might find these other links interesting.
‘See you’ later at the Curator led tour of the Swallows and Amazons exhibition