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Our holidays always seem to begin at Wetherspoons! Got dropped off by the in laws at the train station to start our adventure! And my bestie called in to see us off! Thanks so much dawn!! Pint of Guinness before the train to Manchester airport! We are so excited! And a little bit nervous to be fair. Not just for the 15 hour (!) flight either! It's such ...
I found the old-fashioned merry-go-round in the market square and I had my first experience of Hot Roasted Chestnuts in a paper bag - I was very happy!!! I sat and ate them while watching the merry-go-round kids' fun! :-)
Overall, I was put off by the commercial nature of York, although I do understand that everyone has to make money somehow. I wasn't there long enough to get through that veneer and find ...
... at a very nice B and B. Sun streaming into our room when we arrived and beautiful view. No bidet however!! Just when we need one to soak our feet. Have never seen one in England...not an English thing, like signposts. We have just walked back after dinner - we are surrounded by looming hills ( or mountains, or tors) one of which we will have to climb over tomorrow to Patterdale. They say this is short and straightforward....we will ...
... it top to bottom and it is exquisite. And the meals sent out from the kitchen by Anton were spectacular.
After a massive meal, we had some birthday cake for Sue's birthday then toddled off to bed.
Our short day took a toll.
Cathy was shattered. My knee was sore. Sue's foot was giving her grief. Enzo's Achilles had flared.
Helvellyn and Striding Edge tomorrow?
15km walked (67km total) 760m ascent, 765m descent
... with no way to stop and look at the sights.
We pass numerous massive nuclear facilities. Each is as large as a small town and they appear to be deactivated because no steam is coming out of the massive cooling towers. My son falls asleep and I try to do the same, but it isn't going to happen. I've entered that desperate stage of travel where I try to squeeze out every possible experience.
Not once does anyone ask for my ticket while on the train. ...
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