Instead of ranting about the thunder and lightening outside, and the lashing rain, I thought it would be more positive to put up a picture of where I live ( obviously taken in better weather!). Bowness harbour is five minutes from where we live and it always a beehive of activity in the summer. I believe the steamer trips that leave from the harbour are the most popular tourist attraction here in the Lake District. You can either go to Ambleside or Lakeside, or do a round trip. It is really pleasant especially on a nice day ( what is one of those?).
If you do decide to visit Bowness be sure to visit my good friend's cafe down by the lake. It is called the Pump House. Great coffee and the lemon cake is to die for... ( the flapjack is pretty good too). It is opposite the Glebe, not far from the tourist information centre.