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Day #5 - Patterdale > Bampton (11 miles)

Wed, 8 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [342]

'Oh the Lake Districts lovely. Lets go there. We can eat scones. They do great scones in 1927' Doctor Who Doctor Who you were right about the scones, although I can only comment on the 2018 ones.... plenty of the places I've stayed may of even had ... Read more >

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Day #4 - Grasmere > Patterdale (8 miles)

Tue, 7 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [265]

I tried to grab the fog.... But I mist..... Soooo it's NOT raining..... but is that low hanging cloud I see? Today brings with it the ominous knowledge that I'll be climbing the biggest mountain of the hike. Hell. It's Helvellyn. So I start ... Read more >

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Day #2 - Ennerdale Bridge > Rosthwaite (15 miles)

Sun, 5 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [271]

'where water fell in love with sunshine, this is where they kissed' So today starts out around 17 degrees and a nice little decent towards Ennerdale waters. Noice, really noice. My feet really took a hammering yesterday, and at just 2 miles in I can ... Read more >

Day #1 - St Bees > Ennerdale Bridge (14 miles)

Sat, 4 Aug 2018 | By simonehawkins | Views [292]

I think I have a dent in my head.... Who's idea was this anyway? So day #1 and I wake up like a 5 year old on Christmas morning - almost 2 hours early - and can't get back to sleep. Oh well, I'll make use of the time by repacking my day-pack for the ... Read more >

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London, Tuesday 31 July

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [215]

A bit of a non-day.  We spent a lazy morning with Carol and Adrian before heading off to Heathrow and catching our plane to Hong Kong.  If your day is shortened by7 hours and you must spend three hours at the airport before your flight, then ... Read more >

London, Monday 30 July

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [212]

Spent the whole day out at Hampton Court Palace.  It was quite amazing.  The palace itself is in parts which are basically as they have been left by their owners.  The original Tudor palace was begun by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th ... Read more >

London, Sunday 29 July

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [205]

A bit of rain first thing and then basically it cleared up.  Still a nice London summer at 22 – a bit of a change from last week.  Carole came with us as we headed downstream on the Thames to check out Greenwich.  The Cutty Sark ... Read more >

London, Saturday 28 July

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [213]

Woke up to our first morning of rain.  It eased off by about 10 so all three of us headed into the Brough Markets near London Bridge.  So much good food!  Stalls of all sorts of fresh fruit and verges, seafood, meats, cheese and preserves.... Read more >

London, Friday 26 July

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [221]

Up early this morning to make it into Victoria for our day trip.  First stop was Leeds Castle.  This very pretty castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII ... Read more >

London, Thursday 26 July

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [219]

Walked out the door to be greeted by a squirrel!  From that headed to 221B Baker St.  Had to queue for a bit but not as bad as what we saw later in the day.  The house which had its rooms rented in the 1800’s was done with care for ... Read more >

London, Wednesday 25 July

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [326]

Today started at Buckingham Palace.  We went for a walk outside and then headed in for our tour of the State Rooms. A huge number of people went through as we did but it was impressive how well it was organised and did not feel particularly crowded.... Read more >

London, Monday 23 July

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [259]

Again, a lazy morning, doing English things like drinking tea.  Headed out to meet Ann and Michael at Trafalgar square.  We were joined by a few of the crew including (unexpectedly) Jocie.  We headed to St Martins in the Fields –... Read more >

London, Sunday 22 July

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 | By europe2013 | Views [205]

Had a lazy morning in before catching a red double decker into London Bridge where we discovered a lovely little spot for lunch tucked away next to Southwark Cathedral.  Great paella.  Then off to the Globe for “As You Like It”.... Read more >

Photos: Beat Herders Festival - In the sun!!

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Isles of Lewis and Harrris, Day 2

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

We could have used several more days to see all that these 2 isles had to offer
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