BEST WESTERN Shap Wells Hotel
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... lunch. I had bought muesli bars in St. Bees, at their one shop/P.O. And Amr scoffed, said he was OK with nuts. So am SO glad I had them....we have already ordered a packed lunch from the hotel for tomorrow!! St. Bees had one shop, since then we have seen no shops of any kind! Rosthwaite is one of 3 hamlets all combined to be called Borrowdale. But no shops. This is SO different from the Camino. Tougher walking, and no bars and cafes along the way! But an amazing ...
... Dales. The Dales National Park covers a bit over 400,000 acres. It's often characterized by stone walls, lots of sheep and valleys... Oh, and narrow roads where one car either has to pull over to let the other one pass or back up to the last pullout spot. It's very pretty and having paid for $0 deductible insurance for the car, the closest of those stone walls ...
... we headed south, passing around Edinburgh and then the quieter A road heading towards Gretna Green where we stopped to look at the tourist shops before the short drive over the border into Carlisle. Some confusion with one way streets and ring roads to find our hotel near the city center but overall another fine day with temps in the low 20's and no sign of ...
... trouble finding the tourist attractions. After about a another mile down an extremely narrow and windy road we found it. Turns out we had come from the wrong direction...just typical.
After dinner, we needed to walk off some of the cake we'd eaten. Keswick is right on a lake but as yet we hadn't seen it. No surprises there! We walked right through the town and followed the signs pointing to the lake. Eventually we found it and once again we had gone ...
... Before this trip, I had been quite squeamish about walking on graves but the reality is that in the older cemeteries, lots of the headstones have disappeared. Quite often there are big dips which I presume are graves but now I just plow on through them.
Today we decided to drive all the way through to Keswick rather than stop at Carlisle. That way we would spend two nights and have a break from driving. Rather than take our chances ...