The Cumberland Hotel
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... the views were magnificent, and we have again been lucky with the weather. Round here somewhere is the wettest spot in England, and you can believe it - the grass is BRIGHT green, and sheep and stone walls. There was a haze all day, maybe because it was fine. Now we are showered and about to go to dinner, just first enjoying a spell of wifi in the lobby. Tomorrow is not such a long day, and we end up in Grasmere, which is touristy, and we should be able to buy ...
... our guide book did us proud. It has detailed maps showing stiles, kissing gates, everything to guide us on the right path, plus there were occasional signs and arrows, so we didn't panic about taking the wrong path. All good! Tomorrow is also a challenging day, but now I feel we can face it. Think I will take a couple of ibuprofen tonight anyway, just in case!! Then we have a couple of shorter days....this is such ...
... stop - Preston - where we had a connection of 10 minutes to train no. 3 - the Transpennine express. Got there with about 4 minutes to leap down the steps and up the steps with our bags to this important train, and found that it was a dear little 3 carriage train, that meandered its way to Barrow-in-Furness, which is on a tip of land surrounded by water. By this stage we had chilled out, and are now on the 4th train heading for Carlisle, but get out at St. Bees after about ...
... soup which was equally good.
Then on to the Mull of Galloway, the most southern point in Scotland, amazing coastline and it was a bit like a mini ocean road driving down.
Back to to the castle for chicken roasted in the Aga with lots of vegies and merlot from chile.
... space near an intersection, just park it there. It doesn't seem to matter if part of the car juts into the intersection. Most of the time we have no idea if we're driving down a street the wrong way as you can park facing either direction. The streets may be narrow but the buildings are gorgeous. Most of the houses are built of Lakeland stone which has a lovely green tint to it almost like greenstone when it's wet.
Let's hope we see some dry stone tomorrow. ...
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