We were at Coniston Water early, hoping to rent a boat (having been told we could just turn up, book and head out onto the water) … a little after 10 am on a Sunday morning and every single boat, regardless of size and capacity, was booked.
We were, however, able to find seats on the Coniston Launch – operating at half the usual capacity and the wearing of face masks compulsory.
The cruise runs throughout the day and lasts approximately an hour. The crew don’t give a non-stop commentary, but they do point out things of interest and throw in a few facts here and there … deepest part of the Water is approximately 184 feet.
The Boy Child was thrilled to see the island that he and the friend-who-is-like-my-brother had kayaked to in the Summer of 2018. We call the island Secret Island, its true name is Peel Island and in Swallows and Amazons, it’s called Wild Cat Island.
The weather may have been rubbish, but it didn’t stop us enjoying our time on the water. Although, if I’m honest, an hour is more than enough for me. 🙂