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Jun 5, 2017 - Cane Toads knocking at the door

It rained today. All day. So we didn't do anything exciting. Therefore this blog will be boring so you can stop reading now if you want. The idea was to find a hairdresser around the corner for C - we headed out about 11:30 with rain jackets and a large brolly. It blew inside out within a few minutes. We couldn't find the suggested hairdresser - some of the directions seem to be a little vague, or maybe we are! We walked over the bridge into the town centre and approached the first hairdresser - an appointment was made for 40 minutes hence....

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Jun 4, 2017 - Tom's at it again!

A later start today as we happened to switch BBC news on last night just before the terror attacks started in London, so we didn't go to bed until after 1am. Today was forecast fine, but while breakfasting, there were a few showers so we were a bit apprehensive. But by the time we were ready to leave they had cleared and the sky had lots of blue. We decided to try and find a place recommended to us - Aira Force - a National Trust site near Ullswater. Well Tom failed us yet again - not recognising Ullswater as a place, nor Aira Force as a...

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Jun 3, 2017 - Fosters and Lime

We had a long sleep to make up for the travel and time change. We awoke to blue skies and our washing was nearly dry! We breakfasted on the muesli provided plus yoghurt and fruit, finishing off with home made croissants and jam with tea and coffee. A good start to the day. The Kendal Castle walk is nearby so we decided to start with that - it was a steep short climb with steps, then a more gentle gravel path, then a mown path through the meadow on the hill to the ruins. Very neatly manicured with steps and walkways to access the structure....

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Jun 2, 2017 - Kendal awaits

We went for a walk into the town to get some things at the supermarket. First walking along our "private street", then the putting green, then over the bridge and up the hill into the village. It is very old and photogenic. The middle of the town is pedestrian only, so that makes it easy to wander about in. We found the supermarket (Booths) in through a passageway into Wainwrights Yard . We got some quiche , pie and veggies and a few other essentials. We had a quiet tea then a drink and time for bed as it's been a tiring couple of days.

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Oct 5, 2015 - Adventure day 21 - Lakes District

We were up early this morning packing an overnight bag to try and leave by 7.00am to head to the Lakes District. Dave appears to have broken his e-cig "again" so we go via Sleaford so he can purchase another one. Off we head to the A1 - and guess what - stuck in traffic again (another accident). This put an hour or so on the trip - so we had a coffee break and stretch of legs before continuing on (about 1 1/2 hours left to go). The weather today is drizzling (the poms call this sticky rain - as apparently it is so light you don't actually...

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Jun 29, 2015 - Gretna Green to Kendal

Woke up at 6.15 to the fire alarm and had to evacuate the hotel! Fortunately it was a false alarm. Oh dear! The rest of the day did not go well. Wrong turns and off course were the theme for the day. Starting with following our trusty NCR7 signs out of Gretna Green, not south as we should have but west! That turned out to be a 30km (no option but to ride back once we realised) mistake. Fortunately, it was flat and we had a tail wind heading back. Perhaps we just didn't want to leave Scotland! Started out again, this time going south,...

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Jul 7, 2012 - Kenmere Valley

Weekends are always busy in England so trying to get away from the crowds is a must for us. We looked once again at our "1001 Great Walks" and discovered there was one up the Kenmere Valley. The parking at the start of the walk was limited and we got the last space and it was only 10 o'clock in the morning. Fortunately the parking was the start of a number of walks in the area. We started our walk and we had to cross a field with cows and they had calfs. Not a good idea so we moved fairly quickly through the field. Our walk took us steadily...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Changing our base in the Lake District

Moving day since being back in the UK always has its challenges. Today had more than most. On move days we now always have to do a black(UK chemical) and grey dumps. Today was the first time we had to use the masserater in the UK to do the black dump as the campground had no manhold cover or motorhome dump facility where we could dump using our 3 inch hose. This process takes longer so it was nearly midday before we left the campground. Our next job was to fill up with LPG at the nearby petrol station as we had used quite a bit with the...

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May 27, 2011 - The Lakes

A slow start before a drive to Lake Windemere – once again a variety of roads – at least the slow speed saves on fuel. We stop for a brief ramble – up through farm paddocks with cattle and sheep. A bit muddy considering the recent weather. We lunch at Windemere and take a walk along the lake shore. Then another meandering drive to Lake Coniston through some lovely forested areas. David spies a sawmill so a brief stop there while he gets a guided tour. A quick visit to Grange on Sand – the mouth of the Kent River, Morecombe Bay. The tidal...

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May 26, 2011 - The Yorkshire Dales

A drive through the Yorkshire Dales until we reach Kendal in the Lake District. The Yorkshire Dales is James Herriot country. All grass, no crops. A mix of cattle and sheep. The stone fences are quite high and zig zag everywhere – with no rhyme or reason. Perhaps they go around where trees used to be Good roads mixed with narrow – sometimes just using 2nd and 3rd gear as we climb and make our way around tight corners and over narrow bridges – having to stop and let other traffic through from time to time. Lovely drive but takes a lot of...

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Dec 8, 2007 - is 14 days enough?

I have spent my afternoon in ASDA thinkin that I could aviod the christmas rush if I did my shopping and packing early -wrong..... after being stampeded by people panic buying I realise that I should have done this weeks ago. To top it all off the girls have pursuaded me to buy a christmas tree? which the are now decorating happily while daizy wonders if there will be snow on christmas day - I think that she might be dissapointed. John is insisting that everything goes in 2 rucksacks, so that it is easy to get on and off the trains - i get...

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