We are back from our adventures. The weather could've been a bit kinder but on the whole wasn't so bad.
We did our usual practice, buying a train ticket which meant we could hop on and off trains. Our first adventure took us back to Gatehouse of Fleet and we stayed for two nights at the Bobbins guest house where we stayed last year.
It was raining when arrived but we managed a short walk in the evening
Afterwards we retired to a local pub for a delicious meal and a couple of pints of the most fantastic beer.
The following day we decided we would don our wet weather gear and go on our planned walk to the sea shore. In fact the weather was lovely and the only part of us to get wet was our feet negotiating some very soggy ground
Halfway through we stopped off at the Cream o' Galloway for a well deserved cup of coffee and left with a very big ice cream each!
On our last morning we visited a small castle ruin just outside the town.
John and Biddle braved the higher levels but I declined that treat!
When we arrived back home that night it was to find that my mac was poorly and the following day was taken to the mac shop for investigations. It is only turned off rarely ( holiday time storms) and would not switch back on. It was obviously very cross at being abandoned. This sulk cost me an amount of money I could not really afford ( warranty ran out in April). My other mac was pleased to be of use though even though its slow and and an has old operating system.
We were up for an early start on the Saturday for our trip to The Lake District. We walked from Patterdale to Howtown having ridden the Kirkston Pass
once more by bus, we did in fact travel both ways up and down.
The scenery on the walk was beautiful with lovely views of Ullswater
We caught the steamer from Howtown to Glen Ridding. The weather was warm and sunny. I really do prefer the quieter areas of the Lake District to Windermere.
A day at home and the return of Tia on Sunday, then off on Monday to Arneside and a climb to the top of Arnside Knott.
The view across to Grange over Sands was great
and Biddle enjoyed a rest on a rock
The second part of our holiday included a trip to the Harris Museum in Preston ( we only usually see the station) and then on to Lytham and St Anne's. The tide was in when we arrived but by the time we had walked from Lytham to St Anne's the sea was disappearing into the distance
off came the boots and socks and we paddled
We also spent a day in Doncaster and visited a nature reserve
and Saturday saw us travelling south into the Peak District of Derbyshire for a walk around a hill
Our holiday ended with a visit to the Leeds West Indian carnival on Bank holiday Monday
We had a fun filled fortnight, walked miles, but I fear weigh more than at the beginning when we set off.
John is back at work, Biddle is looking forward to listening to sport on the radio and I am awaiting the shrill of the phone in the morning!
Thanks for stopping by