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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 ...
... full of people in the high season.
After walking around a bit, and becoming sick of the cold and rain, we retreated back to the car to do a bit of sightseeing in the surrounding area. We headed toward the lake and a mountain which was supposed to be a fairly large one. Within a mile of driving, we were out of the sleet and right back into the snow, much prettier! We drove in and out of the towns and homes to find the location we were headed for. ...
... nothing that would cause us to cancel our plans for the weekend, overcast during the day and showers in the evening. The weather looked promising when we left the apartment and were excited about the day. We drove up the M6 and managed to not hit any traffic on the way up (AMAZING). After a couple of hours, we took the exit to the lake district and headed down to Lake Windermere.
The lake was a beautiful sight. There was ...
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.