As November arrives it's time to get the steam yacht 'Gondola' out of Coniston Water for the winter and it's traditional that our Rangers give a hand. We thought you might like a look at how it was done last year when a time-lapse video was made of the process, it definitely looks like hard work!
By way of contrast Gondola's exit from the water usually coincides with the annual Speed Week on the lake when very fast boats indeed go all out to break records. It makes an interesting contrast as we have the sight of the fastest and most modern-looking of boats sharing space at the pier with the traditional, slow and stately Gondola.
|Speed Week visiting boat with 'go-faster' stripes|
|One family looking very happy with the Rangers' efforts|
Find out about activities at Wray Castle until Xmas from our Events webpage or Facebook page.
post by Linda
video | photographybyward
speedweek boat photo | Sam Stalker
Ranger photos | the Wray Castle team
broomsticks photo | the Winkley family