Cavens Country House Hotel
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... they brought them out! They did a good job though, despite Bella being a bit under the weather. Managed to get in dessert as well, although my sticky toffee pudding was the bitterest caramel I've every tasted! I managed to eat my way around it though.
Had a very blustery walk down to Buttermere after lunch, where the race started and finished. Was very very windy, and cold, but managed to get there and back with minor mud and poo catastrophes. Returned to the lodge for ...
Arrive at car hire place at 11.30 to be told they have no cars suitable for under 25s. Walk to other car hire places with no luck, but Eliza manages to comvince the guy at budget to find and book us a car. We ended up going with Arnold Clark, who didn't charge a young driver fee so the price was less than half! Only £90 ...
Drove down several motorways from Stirling to Dumfries. Then to Caerlaverock Castle.
What a contrast from Stirling yesterday!
Caerlaverock is the ancient seat of the MAXWELL family and now no more than a splendid ruin in an idyllic settling. Fiona and Rowan had been there in 2006. Situated almost on the sea, south of Dumfries, surrounded by a moat, it was fantastic to wander through the ruin and imagine John's distant ancestors living there! Built in ...
... a very authentic feel. Past Wordsworth´s Dove Cottage we drove. Unfortunately, due to the lingering winter weather, Wordsworth´s famous daffodils are not out yet.
Around Carlisle, we looked for Hadrian´s wall, but could find no remnants. Built by Romans to keep out marauding Scotsmen, the wall was originally 73 miles long but today approximately 30 miles remain.
Crossing the Scottish border, we arrived ...
Just curious......were you wearing the hats when you were getting all those accommodation knockbacks? Mark Ulbrick
Oh the perils of a driving holiday in the UK. I really hope the weather clears for you tomorrow so you can enjoy the Lake District.Take care. Wendy
Oh no,and here I was bragging about our weather. We hope the weather improves for you cos you just don't need that....it's a holiday. Peter is so glad we didn't go to the ...