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Starting to get ready for our big trip next week. Looking forward to seven weeks away exploring new places and meeting up with friends.
We have two weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia, three weeks in New Zealand and then another two weeks in Burma. An exciting start ...
This weekend I crossed an item off my bucket list that has been there for quite a while - to visit the Lake District and more specifically Beatrix Potter's house.
I love the Beatrix potter stories, I have the tv show and movie on DVD. The sweeping landscape views in both sets have inspired me immensely to visit the area. There are two train stations accessible in the district from London, I chose to arrive at Windermere, one ofthe ...
... in the relentless conditions for a while, until we lost our path! Unable to see more than about 20 metres the nav was rather tricky, and by now the wind was so severe that I was literally blown off my feet. The driving rain did not help.
So regrettably, we were forced to retreat. At least we had our lovely little cottage in Ambleside to warm up and dry out in!
... planning for lunch. All the places in town were cafe's or bistro's, mostly serving finger food and pastries. Walking the entire town took less than 20 minutes, but amazed me with every corner. Shops selling home-made goods were in-between the cafe's, gardens were in-between them, and cobblestone pathways along the way led to nature trails. We reached the main road and followed it for a while, coming upon a red telephone booth with the most amazing ...
... We missed the turn off for the trail to Dent Hill (our first target for today) and realised it about 3/4 of a mile down the road. Now, being experienced orienteers, although a bit iffy on the map-reading mullarky, we worked out an alternative route to get to the top of Dent Hill without going back on ourselves. The snag was, it added about 45 minutes to our journey and probably a couple of miles.....not a promising start.