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Starting to get ready for our big trip next week. Looking forward to seven weeks away exploring new places and meeting up with friends.
We have two weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia, three weeks in New Zealand and then another two weeks in Burma. An exciting start ...
... 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.
... Rail Bridge cafe, where I have a homemade scone and Stu tries the black pudding salad. This is turning into an excellent afternoon!
But the day is pressing on, the light is starting to fade, and if we want to make Carlisle for teatime we still have 120 miles to cover. We skirt Edinburgh and luckily the traffic is light on the M8 towards Glasgow (it's a quirk of geography that to head South we need to make some distance West beforehand). We're soon cracking along down the ...
... powerful. Thoughts were crossing my mind now, would I be the only fool to walk this far in this wind? And if so, what would happen if I sprained my ankle now? How would I get back down? Would anyone even hear my whistle in this wind if I needed to use it? I put all of that firmly behind me, it couldn't be far to the summit and I wasn't coming all this way to not get there. Then a different shape emerged slowly from the swirling mists, I had finally made it. I ...
... in the relentless conditions for a while, until we lost our path! Unable to see more than about 20 metres the nav was rather tricky, and by now the wind was so severe that I was literally blown off my feet. The driving rain did not help.
So regrettably, we were forced to retreat. At least we had our lovely little cottage in Ambleside to warm up and dry out in!
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