It’s good to hear that the famous Bluebird has been sailing again!
Often on my tours of the Lake District, I’ll talk about this incredible boat. Reaching speeds of over three-hundred miles, or five-hundred kilometres an hour, on water before tragically crashing out of the record books forever.
Sir Ian Fleming who wrote the James Bond stories was actually a huge fan and personal friend of Sir Donald Campbell, the legendary captain, and it is believed that Bond himself is somewhat styled on Sir Donald.
Here at TATCo, we’re incredibly happy to hear that the Bluebird, the iconic boat, is back on the water again. Although not heading for the record books, the boat has been painstakingly put back together by a specialist engineering firm in Scotland and through charitable donations.
Heading back to the Lake District this summer, why not book a trip to the Lake District with TATCo and explore the story of the Bluebird and Sir Donald for yourself.
Pic: Coniston water, spiritual home of the Bluebird and tragically where Sir Donald lost his life