Lake District - Roa Island

8 September 2001

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Looking across to Piel Island from Roa Island. The latter is joined to the mainland by a causeway constructed by the Furness Railway to give their line a deep-water port in 1846. Unfortunately today the wind was too strong for the ferry to Piel Island to be operating.

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However, that wind was good news for the windsurfers

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Lucy watches the windsurfers, looking west towards the Isle of Walney

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The small community of Roa Island from the new Barrow-in-Furness lifeboat station

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The lifeboat poised for action - entry to the lifeboat station is free of charge

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Sunset from the house at Broughton

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