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Travel Blogs from Bowness-on-Windermere
... night and I was asleep but 8.30! Today was a shorter walk with several medium climbs across moors of Heather which is now flowering and really beginning to stand out against the ground. Once again it was dry underfoot, though paving stones much of the way were ******* the feet, particularly after yesterday and unfortunately I have a couple of blisters returning. We had out first glimpses of the North Sea a few times today as we went up and down along the ridges ...
... in the shape of a ladder or because it included brisket crisps (the crunchy outside part of the brisket, although these were slightly more overdone than one is accustomed to achieve a smoky [some might say, burnt] flavor). It was served with some crispy kale which was delicious and some tiny (slimy) mushrooms which also had a nice flavor.
A pre dessert course followed which was my favorite dish of the evening, but ...
... to get there, oh well, we'd better get our walking feet on then! Left the site and walked the 2 miles or so DOWN into Keswick, out the other side through a few fields into Portinscale, gave a little wave to our cottage and followed the signs to the lake, several miles later we arrived at the bottom of Catbells, skirted around this and onto the waters edge, we weren't really sure where the carving was but soon ...
... the floor!! We wandered up to a little church up the road, stopping briefly to have a chat with the very friendly piggies, Andy made a new best friend!, see photo!, in this church was a memorial plaque for Alfred Wainwright, who was a very famous author and illustrator of all the Lakeland fell guide books. From here we made our way to Buttermere Lake, and skirted the whole way around the shoreline, ...
Up to the sun shining, kids playing! Kettle on full English cooked (well French sausages but the rest was English). Left the site around 11am, our aim today was Walla Crag and around Derwentwater. A steady climb to the top left us a pooped out but the view was worth it, the whole of Keswick lay beneath us, with Derwentwater to our left and Bassenthwaite lakes to our right. After the obligatory photos it was back down the other side. At one point Deb slipped and ...