The Green Dragon Hotel
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... before the alarm went off at 7.55am. Now whether it was the very nice treats left by the hotel, the big fat chips that we couldn't finish, or just the excitement of being somewhere new, Murray needed to visit the little doggies room, or in other words the lashing-rain-soaked, swamp like patch of grass out the front of the hotel, a good five times throughout the night. And she very nicely spaced them out so that by the time you were dried off, back in ...
Carlisle isn't the most exciting place to visit but it was a very much welcomed break from the very bust day. It’s just outside of the Scotland border so it was going to make Saturday’s trek much more enjoyable. We got in about 4 and found the hotel pretty easily. It was going through renovations so it was a little messy in the lobby, which was probably the reason for the inexpensive room, but the room was clean so no complaints. It was also within ...
... full of people in the high season.
After walking around a bit, and becoming sick of the cold and rain, we retreated back to the car to do a bit of sightseeing in the surrounding area. We headed toward the lake and a mountain which was supposed to be a fairly large one. Within a mile of driving, we were out of the sleet and right back into the snow, much prettier! We drove in and out of the towns and homes to find the location we were headed for. ...
... nothing that would cause us to cancel our plans for the weekend, overcast during the day and showers in the evening. The weather looked promising when we left the apartment and were excited about the day. We drove up the M6 and managed to not hit any traffic on the way up (AMAZING). After a couple of hours, we took the exit to the lake district and headed down to Lake Windermere.
The lake was a beautiful sight. There was ...
... but the rain will clear that.
I have to say that it is really cold, and all the gear keeps the cold out except toes and fingertips, which are numb after an hour and sore after another 30 minutes. Heated grips are on 3/4 volume, which make things ok, but PJ sits tucked in as best she can while we get to the next stop to warm up. I'm thinking I can make a good case for 4 wheels pretty easily!
We did 264 miles today, which took from 9.40am to 3.40am. Half of ...
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