What a fabulous 25 minutes I had last evening from about 5.15pm.
The day started at 7am litter picking and other duties on the Glebe in Bowness, helped by an army of volunteer ready for the Fabulous Air Show Weekend that Windermere has become famous for. It was raining and the morning got wetter but spirits were high as the forecast was for better weather as the day progressed.
I had finished my duties and moved to Windermere Golf Club with good intentions to play but as our tee time arrived it was pouring down and my playing partners, including the Captain, and I decided that the best place was to stay in the bar. We had the our Scratch Bowl 36 Hole Competition taking place so enjoyed watching some good golf from the warmth and dry of the Club House.
The weather forecast was true to form for a change and by about 1.20pm it was fairing up and so The Captain and I went out to watch our best Golfers commence their second rounds. Then we moved to the viewing advantage point near the 9th green and 10th tee to watch the players come through. What a place to sit and relax panoramic views around from Morecambe Bay in the South to Coniston Old Man in the West up to the Langdale Pikes in the North West, then round to Fairfield Horse Shoe and on to High Street.
The Cloud base was rising as the afternoon wore on the golfers were finishing their second rounds with better scores than the morning ones when from the distance coming above but along the 6th fairway straight over our heads came those infamous 9 Jets of The Red Arrows to start their world famous display up and down Windermere. For 25 minutes it was magnificent from our advantage point by the 10th tee, on Windermere Golf Course, to watch Golf and The Red Arrows at the same time for FREE.