Swallows and Amazons - Wild Cat Island
30 April 2007
Today we went to visit the island dear to the hearts of all Arthur Ransome
Swallows and Amazons fans, Wild Cat Island, known to the Ordnance Survey as
Peel Island. We hired a boat from the centre next to the Bluebird Café and
headed off down the lake.
Lucy at the tiller as we run down Coniston on what is a lovely sunny day
Looking past the many moored boats to the Yewdale Fells
We continue to make excellent progress along the lake
Land ho! Wild Cat Island in sight. (Just!)
A cheerful Lucy
Wild Cat Island, looking at Lookout Point
Having run down the narrow channel to the east, past the Landing Place, we look
at the south of the island and some of the rocks that form the Secret Harbour.
Our boat in the Secret Harbour, with a not very tidy harbour stow!
From the island, looking across the lake to Kanchenjunga.
From Lookout Point, looking north.
Looking down on the Landing Place, which has lost a good deal of shingle since
Stephen was here 12 years ago.
The Camping Place
Looking south from the island
Looking from the island to Top O'Selside
Stephen and Lucy having lunch on Wild Cat Island. We had the island to ourselves
the whole time we were there.
By the boat, getting read to depart
Our boat in the harbour.
On our way back.
Leaving the harbour behind
Unfortunately the photographs cease at this point as later we had a capsize and
the camera died, adding a more dramatic adventure to what had already been an