Gertrude in CumbriaGertrude in Cumbria, there’s been a lot of commentary on the subject this morning and Twitter is alive with videos and diagrams. By the by, it is quite intriguing how and why storms get their names, if you’re interested, check out the details in The Telegraph.
Travelling today?Travelling to the Tranquil Otter today, 29th January, don’t panic. I woke at 4 am this morning because Gertrude was making a racket; 90mph is a bit speedy. Slow down old girl. Think Gertrude took my words to heart, at 9 am it was a bit fresh, the Swans were out feeding wondering about the fuss on Twitter? We’re well on with the changeover today, getting the lodges and the hot tubs ready for all our lovely guests arriving about 4 pm. Just to let you know that it is now mid-afternoon and the sun is making an intermittent appearance. It’d be good to pack your walking boots, bobble hat and jumper if you’re planning to take a walk through the woods and further afield. Don’t forget that the last email from us contained the directions for getting to the Tranquil Otter. These can be found on our website too; select “Find Us” from the top menu. Google maps will bring you to our drive. Drive straight up, you’ll see Alder Lodge ahead of you and a notice board on the drivers side. Push the white bell and one of us will take you to your lodge. If you are delayed on your way to the Tranquil Otter, please send us an email or give us a call with your expected time of arrival.