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Where are you reading?

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Where are you this fine day? I am overlooking Skiddaw in the beautiful Lake District.

The book is a highly recommended read by Gail Honeyman and most enjoyable in the Cumbrian sun shine. We are away to celebrate a Hubs BIG birthday ( but don’t tell him that I told you)

Skiddaw is a mountain in the Lake District National Park in England. Its 931-metre (3,054 ft) summit is the sixth-highest in England. It lies just north of the town of Keswick, Cumbria, and dominates the skyline in this part of the northern lakes. It is the simplest of the Lake District mountains of this height to ascend (as there is a well-trodden tourist track from a car park to the north-east of Keswick, near the summit of Latrigg) and, as such, many walking guides recommend it to the occasional walker wishing to climb a mountain. This is the first summit of the fell running challenge known as the Bob Graham Round when undertaken in a clockwise direction.

This birthday is being celebrated by just “being here” What more can you ask for? We are lucky to have amazingly good weather, nice accommodation and each other. Happy days.

Misty Moments in Cumbria

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imageToday Hubs and Benji dog planned to walk up Skiddaw. One of the well known Lake District challenging walks or hikes in Cumbria UK.

That is until they saw the mist. Or rather couldn’t see the mountain. The sensible plan was to walk low(er) level and leave me to indulge one of my favourite hobbies -shopping. This action plan was carried out and I shopped, went into cafes and scoured charity shops. Bliss! I was amazed to find that I’d walked more than five miles. It just shows how far serious shopping can take you!

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Magical Misty Moments in Cumbria Lake District UK

Sunset over Derwentwater

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The end of a beautiful day here in Keswick.

imageToday was fabulous. Hubs and I went in different

directions for a walk (that’s not why it was fabulous!). He went up Skiddaw and I went on the bus to Grange. I walked through the village, over the duck boards on the Derwentwater flood plane to The Lodore Hotel. I then walked to Ashness and caught the bus back to Keswick. Oh that was after a mile and a half through the woods into Keswick from the camp site. I probably only walked four miles but it was glorious.

imageI saw this poster outside the church in Grange. Seemed very apt as we have spent much time dodging weather-successfully. We’ve managed to watch the weather forecast and style a walk around the predicted rain! Not had too much rain but just enough to keep the dust down!

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