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... services are privately owned and they even have their own farm shop, and you know how much we like our food!! The hotel is tucked away out the back with great views of the hills, and upon checking in we discovered a duck pond directly underneath our window, complete with quacking ducks, and guess what, we were in room 22!! (one for all the bingo fans - that's you Uncy xx).
Anyway after a couple of beers, a very, very nice sandwich for us, and ...
... on the map provided in the room.
The architecture was nice throughout the city, a mix of old and new. We walked through the shopping area which was just another outdoor mall and headed to the castle. It was at the end of the day so doors on castle tours were off for the day but it was easy to see from the street. It seemed to be pretty well kept up but not very big in size. And that was about the extent of Carlisle sightseeing
After our ...
... of it. We ordered our beer and lunch at the counter and grabbed a table under the stairwell. Lunch showed up nice and warm and it was a comfort after all the cold for the day. The sandwich I got was a ham and cheese which was pressed shut around the edges to keep all the warm food inside when it was toasted. Logan had a baked potato with chili and cheese on top. Delicious!
After lunch we went back out and walked around the area where the pub was. ...
We set off early Friday morning since I had the day off from work with the plan of heading up to lake district, grabbing a bite to eat, going for a four mile hike in lake district that is supposed to be beautiful and then going to Carlisle that night to sleep. We were going to Edinburgh this weekend and thought it would be a nice way to break up the five to six hour drive.
In typical UK fashion, the weather looked like ...
I departed Oxenholme station in late afternoon, after waving my family goodbye I settled into the first stage of my long journey across the world.
After several hours on the virgin train from the north I arrived in
london at Euston, I crossed to Notting hill gate to meet natascha, my
first host of the long trip! She showed me around the area of london
where she lives and we went for a cheeky pint in a lovely little pub.