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Calming still waters

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Tattershall Lakes Rudd Lake sunrise

I find still waters very calming and relaxing. Of course it is also relaxing by the beach too! The tide going in and out and the soft waves, but there is something very soothing about a lake, the reflection of the trees on the surface, the ripples as a fish or duck passes through, and the space to sit and stare, organise my thoughts, make plans, read a book, meditate or just to breathe.

Tattershall Lakes Rudd Lake sunrise

This was my stunning view last week of the early January sunrise at Tattershall Lakes Country Park. Isn’t it beautiful? We’ve had summer and autumn at the caravan and this was our first winter. Despite being cold weather and the air feeling crisp, the beauty of this park is still in abundance, even at this time of year. Here are some Instagram shots I have shared of this lake over the last few months.

This was late autumn / early winter:

This was the same lake from a different angle last summer:

Our view last weekend. I didn't share at the time as I was totally in the moment. Relaxing, being with my fave three people and dreaming the best dreams. It was such an incredible few days. We're living each day as it comes and to the fullest because life is so short. A person's lifetime sounds like such a long time but when you have a heart to heart with someone of advancing years, you realise it really does go by in a heartbeat. We have to make the most of every single day we are blessed with. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed for any of us. I plan to see as many beautiful sunrises and sunsets like this as I am given. And I'm truly grateful for every single one. #latergram #mothernature #nature #TagsForLikes #sky #sun #summer #beautiful #pretty #sunset #sunrise #blue #lake #night #tree #twilight #clouds #beauty #light #cloudporn #photooftheday #love #skylovers #dusk #day #lakelife #littlestoriesofmylife

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Tattershall Lakes Country Park is is camping and caravan park in Lincolnshire where we have a static caravan. Our caravan is sited on the beautiful Rudd Lake, one of three fishing lakes at the vast seven lake resort and also the most intimate. As the smallest of the fishing lakes, Rudd Lake is very calm, it is set at the outside edge of the resort, away from the energetic and populated rest of the facilities. This makes it a peaceful haven for fishing enthusiasts (like my husband!) or for me – the attraction is the peace and quiet. I love to read a book or enjoy a cappuccino as I gaze out over the still water.

Rudd Lake even has its own ‘celebrity’ in the shape of Gary the duck! There are ducks living on the lake all year round but Gary is distinctive as he is the only white duck! Someone named him Gary and it stuck! I always make sure that Gary and his pals get a crust of bread to eat when I am next to the lake!

We saw the New Year in at our caravan – as it was our first New Year at the park, we didn’t attend the annual NYE party that the site organises. We just enjoyed the festivities from our caravan, watching the fireworks that went off at midnight from our deck. Next year we plan to join the party with everyone else, but for the first New Year’s Eve we chose to stay home – just us!

I have found being next to the lake very restorative. After the hustle and bustle of the normal routine, work and school, chores, and a busy Christmas, going to the lake was a true escape. A chance to read my books, the kids to play on their scooters, for us to have a dip in the hot tub, enjoy a meal out as a family at the Spitfire Bar or the Tattershall Park Country Pub which is right next to the park entrance, and warm wrapped up walks around the bigger lakes at the resort.

The lake is tranquil and serene all year round, but it is especially lovely in winter!

Have you ever been to Tattershall Lakes Country Park or do you have a lovely lake like this new you? Let me know in the comments!

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Comments to Calming still waters

  • I’ve never been but I’m adding to our to-go-to list. My daughter absolutely loves fishing, so much so it’s all she wanted for Christmas- new fishing gear. Not too shabby for a 7 year old! She’s pretty good at it too.

    What a lovely location

    Clare aka Emmy's Mummy 15th January 2018 3:52 pm Reply
    • My kids are pretty good at fishing too! It isn’t a hobby that I’m too keen to try, but I just enjoy being by the water. If you do ever go to Tattershall Lakes, make sure you take a little me time and try the spa! Your kids could do the fishing whilst you get pampered!!!

      Nadine Hill 18th January 2018 9:15 am Reply
  • What a beautiful view. I agree it is so relaxing and calm next to water and you are away from the hustle and bustle. We have been to beautiful Tattershall Lakes once in our tent and once in a lodge with friends. I love it there – think we need to book a return visit soon. xxx

    Louise 15th January 2018 4:26 pm Reply
    • Oh how wonderful that you have been! Isn’t it beautiful? The do have special fields for the touring caravans and tents, so anyone who has a bit of wanderlust in them can find sanctuary here! Thanks for commenting.

      Nadine Hill 18th January 2018 9:13 am Reply
  • What stunning views! My mom also has a caravan by a lake and it is beautiful to watch the seasons change. I totally agree that there is something so calming about water

    Louisa 15th January 2018 4:51 pm Reply
    • Absolutely that – watching the seasons change is easier to do when you have a clear view of nature like this. I feel in touch with nature here and the view is always different – the light and the weather change it dramatically each time!

      Nadine Hill 18th January 2018 9:12 am Reply
  • Wow that is such a beautiful view and I can see why it is so calming for you. I have never been there but it does look lovely, we camped in the Lake District years ago and I loved it, there is something about water that is mesmerising.

    Nikki Thomas 15th January 2018 6:14 pm Reply
    • I agree – so mesmerising and chilled. The Lake District is beautiful – we’ve been there too. I feel very fortunate to have this incredible view on my doorstep.

      Nadine Hill 18th January 2018 9:11 am Reply
  • Tattershall Lakes Country Park sounds like the perfect relaxing retreat. I love the Lake District

    Kara Guppy 24th January 2018 2:02 pm Reply
  • Valuable read for a fishing lover:

    Lake Fishing 27th June 2021 12:07 pm Reply

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