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  • Day32

    Cumbria England day 32 Thu 24 May 2018

    May 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Breakfast at Idan Guesthouse in Llanberis Wales then purchased a thermal top each at a outdoor shop. Drove to Cumbria and the Lake District with a stop for coffee at a service centre near Lancaster. Petrol was 1.45 pounds per litre (say AUD $2.90 per litre), the highest price I have seen so far. Later spotted and filled up at 1.27 pounds per litre plus a touring atlas so we have some idea of where the GPS is taking us. Continued on to Derwentwater Cumbria. Had to stop sharply in a small lane to avoid flattening a male pheasant which ran right in front of the car. Parked and walked up the lane before the start of the Cats Bells walk then continued up Cats Bells hill (445 metres above sea level) stopping to eat the cheese and bread Yvonne purchased earlier. Lovely views of Derwentwater (just like on the Derwent Coloured pencil tins), and surrounding countryside. After the walk we drove to Penrith Cumbria and ended up in the Morrison’s supermarket car park when I missed the correct roundabout exit. The Red Townhouse has a narrow driveway but a nice bedroom and a huge bathroom for our exclusive use with bath robes provided. Dinner in the Royal Hotel pub down the street in Penrith. We built a hamburger from the salad and sauces provided separately. Not something the barmaid had seen done before.Read more

  • Day34

    Cumbria day 34 Sat 26 May 2018

    May 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom

    Yesterday’s rain finished during the night so woke up to a nice day. Breakfast at 8am and met the other guests from Anglesea taking the proprietor’s training course before settling up their own bed and breakfast. Drove to Keswick and visited the Castlerigg Stone Circle. This consisted of a complete circle of standing stones and a smaller rectangular “room” within the circle at the top of a hill with beautiful views in one direction. Then moved the car to start a walk I found on a Keswick guest house website. Missed the first public footpath and ended up in a tea and craft shop where Yvonne bought a souvenir sheep and an ice cream. The walk took us initially to the top of a hill called Castle Head. There were superb views of Derwentwater Lake, The walk took us to the lakeshore where we had our light lunch before taking us along the lakeshore with views to Catbells Hill where we walked a couple of days ago, as well as other lakeside views. After lunch walked for two and a half mile walk above the lake and a plateau return via a viewpoint call Walla Crag. Drove back to Penrith and looked at the Penrith Castle ruin. The Castle was built at the end of the fourteenth century and modified by the future king of England Richard III. After dinner we walked up to the Penrith Beacon. The Beacon was built in 1719 in a spot where fires have been lit in times of war and emergency since the time of Henry VIII. Back to the Red Townhouse for the night.Read more

  • Day13

    Lake District National Park

    August 3, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Auch der zweite Tag im Norden Englands ist regnerisch. Wir starten deshalb unser Frühstück im Hotel. Schließlich erklärt uns die Bedienung, dass das kein Pech sondern der Normalfall hier ist. Kein Wunder also, dass die Besucher hier darauf eingestellt sind und in professionellem Outfit losrennen. Wir tun es ihnen gleich und verbinden eine Bootsfahrt auf dem malerischen Derwater Lake mit einem Spaziergang entlang der Küste.Read more

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