Premier Inn Carlisle - M6, Jct 42
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18th June 2003
Liverpool to Carlisle
Travel Inn Carlisle £44.95
Wet 16 degrees
As we drove out of Liverpool the rain became harder. We stopped at Stott Bobbin Mill where we had an interesting tour and got a souvenir bobbin. Next we went to Hawkeshead where we looked at the Beatrix Potter Gallery and had lunch (pie …
Had a big sleep. Was going to do a short walk but when we were about to start the rain came pouring in. Arun and I decided to stay at the hostel while Pete went around Rydal and Grasmere. (Although called the Lakes District, the area only has one "lake" — Brassenthwaite.) We had pumpkin soup and a sandwich for lunch when the weather improved. Took a short walk to Grasmere for some photos. There was snow on the hill-peaks but was not too cold. Peter ...
... was being freshly carved in front of us, and tasted and was as crispy as Auntie Fong's. Began long drive to Grasmere. Started raining. Stopped briefly for petrol at Newcastle Under Lyme. Saw Aston Villa FC's stadium and Birmingham city centre from the motorway, as well as the lights of Manchester and Liverpool. Had a very good Pad Thai for dinner. Saw the new James Bond at the local ...
... shop was well stocked with travel and walking gear. I was even quite taken with the Made in Cumbria shop and its array of gifts, all made locally; very difficult to not find something for yourself or as a present.
The food hall prides itself for serving only local produce and baking all their own cakes and there are food events held throughout the year with opportunities to take a course or find out more.
Rheged is part ...
... chillin' watching house! Booked my flights back for Christmas - YAY! Also managed to pack some (a lot of) bacon to take back with me... loving life!! Gonna miss my bed a lot though - took me a whole 4 hours to climb out this morning! & baths, I'm gonna miss baths! Wonder if I can fill up my shower? Damn France!
Bisous people xoxox