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Travel Blogs from Eskdale
So the plan was to break the eleven hour journey to Skye with a good nights sleep. As you will know from the previous blog, our last drive to Scotland was epic, however by the end of it we were, shall we say, somewhat delirious. Having stayed at the caravan park at Westmorland previously, and managing to secure a good last minute rate, we decided to stop for the night just past junction 38 on the M6. It doesn't sound very appealing, but is actually quite ...
... was a pedestrian only zone with more shopping. The difference between this shopping areas and others was that I noticed there were a lot more stores with cold weather gear, usually having something in the title of the store like "artic" or “glacier”. It was all starting to make sense now, this was a cold area! But I’m sure it would have been a great place to visit in the summer as well. The off season was quiet but I could only imagine ...
... 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 ...
I departed Oxenholme station in late afternoon, after waving my family goodbye I settled into the first stage of my long journey across the world.
After several hours on the virgin train from the north I arrived in
london at Euston, I crossed to Notting hill gate to meet natascha, my
first host of the long trip! She showed me around the area of london
where she lives and we went for a cheeky pint in a lovely little pub.
84. 10 Peaks (short)
30 miles 3239 total miles.
2.47MPH 24.17 minute miles.
3500m of ascent.
19th joint out of 82 , 1st lady out of 7.
We did the short course 30 miles and 3200m of ascent covering Helvellyn 950m, High Rise 762m, Bowfell 903m, Esk Pike 885m, Great End ...