Old Kings Head
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Boy oh boy does 500 come early regardless what country or your time zone. As we were walking like zombies down to our tour bus, Dublin was dead and we said good bye (for now). Dublin is a very different city because you have the Irish but you also have a lot of tourists. I'm pretending we are locals since we live over here for now! Anyways, we …
... by coffee and followed by lunch to get out of the rain. Weather brightened up in time for us to take the boat home and then walk the last 2 km, in time for an afternoon snooze!
Bird watching great outside, with the feeders, but we also spotted several species of ducks and geese on the lake as well as swans and a ...
... very popular and not very big. Some busy planting on a limestone crag was mildly interesting but overall it didn't really live up to the write-up in the brochure in my humble opinion even if Alan Titchmarsh had featured it on his Love your Garden TV programme! Not a garden I will be in a hurry to return to, methinks.
Anyway, having soaked up the sights and the sun, we climbed back into the trusty red C3 and headed home to put up our feet and have a lazy Sunday ...
It is a name of a "strong ale" brewed locally in Cumberland. The label says" Be sure to spend your last sixpence wisely!" Also the name of the black metal gadget on each farm door in the cottage that lifts the latch and opens the door!! So now you know. Despite the appalling weather forecast "rain and possible storms", woke to a lovely day. John had a rest day, doing computer stuff. Theresa, David and I went walking up the nearest ...
... to look at Temple of Mithras and then Housesteads Roman hill fort and museum. Lots of history here but, soaked through, we decided to call it a day and headed towards the lakes. Settled into a lovely cottage near Derwentwater, in the beautiful Lake District. Bird feeders in the garden guaranteed entertainment - red and grey squirrels and numerous birds just outside the windows on a lovely sunny evening. Dinner at the local pub to end a great day, despite the ...
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