Writing about Windermere reminds of a less happy visit to the Lakes in November 2009 when extraordinary weather conditions caused the Lake level to rise dramatically and flood the surrounding environment. Badly affected was the Windermere Marina where the road and apartments were underwater.
Sadly many of the boats on fixed moorings were flooded and eventually sunk since they were unable to rise with the water level. Those moored on the pontoons generally fared better as these were able to rise and avoid the same fate.
It wasnt just the Marina that was affected. A number of homes were also flooded and at Watersedge near Ambleside, the road was closed.