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... a little in from the lake, but is considered the major village near each port.
I arrived via train to Windermere, took the bus to Bowness-on-Windermere, walked around for a bit before taking the ferry up to Waterhead. I decided to sit top deck to get the best views and consequently froze all the way up haha. My hostel is at Waterhead and is right on the water front. My room has the most amazing views over the lake.
... levels since giving up smoking (I still am) so I had to pause a number of times up this section. The ground was rocky scree which would very easily lead to a sprained ankle. Not something I wanted happening. By the time I reached the next gate I could see Little Man and the clouds just rolling onto the top, Skiddaw would be climbed through the clouds, there wasn't going to be much of a view from the top. Rounding Little Man I was on the ridge walking up to the summit, ...
... then a boulder field, where the path disappeared... Picking our own way through the boulders visibility was again extremely bleak. We were getting lost. Nervous to continue for fear of getting completely lost, and with the wind again in such force that we were unstable on our feet, we decided to call it a day. Finding our path up, we followed it back down to safety. Damn English ...
The day started well enough with a pleasant stroll alongside Ullswater back a couple of kilometres to Patterdale to reconnect to the C2C. It was sunny and we were all still talking to each other, albeit mostly about sore feet (Geoff), blisters and sore toes ( Jane) and a sore knee and back ( Rowan). We were all beginning to hate Henrietta just a little, as she skipped along nonchantly waving her walking pole ...
... Towering trees hanging over the lake and the grasses, a canoe parked near the edge, and mountains lining the background. After taking in the view, we headed back to the meeting place, talking to the sheep in the valley on the way. I definitely didn't want to leave. I felt inspired by the nature all around me and the laid-back lifestyle of those in the town. I've never seen such a quaint village in my life and I hope that's not the last I'll get to ...
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