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Days 8-10: Malmesbury

Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | Views [191] | Comments [1]

On Monday morning, the sun was fighting with the fog to shine through and give us a nice day.  The weather channel was calling for rain so we opted for a driving day out instead of walking.  We chose to stay as close to Malmesbury ... Read more >


Days 5-7: Malmesbury

Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | Views [171] | Comments [1]

We visited the castle at Harlech in Wales right after having a yummy breakfast and headed down all the tiny, twisty roads.  Our destination was the Crown Inn in a tiny town called Newcastle, a pub where we are staying on our Offa's Dyke trek. ... Read more >


Days 3 & 4 - Castles in Wales

Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | Views [233] | Comments [1]

We had a great day yesterday.  Left Ireland around 7:30 am and headed to the port to jump on the ferry.  The ride over to Holyhead is only 90 minutes, so after a cup of coffee and a few runs to the toilet we landed.  Our rental car ... Read more >


Photos: England, Ireland and France 2014

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Day 8-11 - Kirkby Stephen to Gunnerside to Reeth to Richmond to Danby Wisk

Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 | Views [512] | Comments [2]

Several days of walking and fatigue and not so much time to blog.  The most exciting time has been the march through the bogs.  After climbing for about two miles out of Kirkby Stephen, we entered a fog bank en route to The Nine Standards.  They are ... Read more >


Day 7 - Orton to Kirkby Stephen

Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | Views [336] | Comments [2]

We got up in Orton this morning to rain falling and wind blowing.  We got ready for the day, made it downstairs to breakfast only to find that the help had not shown up to make it!  The poor Manager came staggering out of a back room to a room full of ... Read more >


Day 6 - Bampton Range to Orton

Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | Views [334] | Comments [1]

Our first flat day of walking!  Yay!  A few slopes, but nothing like the mountains of the Lakes District which we have now left behind.  Today was the first day of mostly farmed fields, stone walls, and hard to find stiles.  We stepped out of the door ... Read more >


Day 5 - Patterdale to Bampton Range

Sunday, 5 Sep 2010 | Views [366]

Another good breakfast of eggs, bacon, black pudding, toast, coffee, orange juice, sausage, and hash browns.  We had the standard morning hike up out of the valley to a ridge top, saw some great views, the wind almost knocked us down a few times.  Some ... Read more >


Photos: Coast to Coast Walk, England Sep 2010

Saturday, 4 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Day 4 - Grasmere to Patterdale

Saturday, 4 Sep 2010 | Views [309]

Another late start this morning, since we only had nine miles to go.  Another big climb out of the overnight town, across a pass, then down a beautiful river valley to our farm B&B.  We got situated, then walked into town for ale, wine, and dinner.... Read more >


Day 3 - Stonethwaite to Grasmere

Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | Views [436]

This day was only 9 miles, but started with quite a climb out of Stonethwaite, over the pass to Grasmere.  We saw some beautiful vistas, but saw our first major boggy areas.  It reminded us of Hound of the Baskervilles, where the bad guy knew just where ... Read more >


Day 2 - Ennerdale Bridge to Stonethwaite

Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | Views [369] | Comments [1]

Big day planned at 15.5 miles, and it turned out to be just that almost exactly.  We took a packed lunch from the farm B&B and set out at about 8:15.  The map said that the first few miles would be on level terrain along Enneradale Water, but it ... Read more >


Day 1 - St Bees to Ennerdale Bridge

Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | Views [353]

We took a bit of a shortcut this day because we weren't real sure about legs and ankles and such (But have no fear, we are going to walk every step ocean to ocean!).  Smooth walking from St Bees, and some great views back to the Irish Sea as we began ... Read more >


Day 0 - Arrival at St Bees

Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | Views [394] | Comments [2]

Uneventful flight to Heathrow, then a one-way car rental to Carlisle.  From there, a 1-hour taxi ride to St Bees.  Sounds cumbersome, but it was the cheapest and fastest way to get from London to St Bees. We walked to the beach on the evening of our ... Read more >


What's this?

Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [350] | Comments [4]


Scottish Lochs, Castles, and Whiskey

Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [365] | Comments [2]

Spent night at B&B on scenic Loch Lomond.   Day hike along loch, beautiful.   Visit to “Wool Center” where all things woolen to be had.   Stephen Fail Event:   Tried on a kilt and was very pointedly informed by local mother and daughter when ... Read more >


Scotland, or Tattties, Haggis, and Neeps

Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | Views [532] | Comments [4]

We left Edinburgh airport, following the on-time, seamless arrival of the Ashland Jensens, in a foggy drizzle…but why not?   It’s Scotland!   And headed straight for the place where our superior knowledge of all things Catholic, Magdalene, Knights ... Read more >


England day 3

Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 | Views [339] | Comments [3]

We had a good day today.  Left the b&B around 8:30 am for a walk along the coast, Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle.  It was a beautiful ruin of a castle which you could still walk around and see all of the bits and pieces.  We looked around there for ... Read more >


Our first two days in Scotland / England

Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | Views [339] | Comments [3]

We left for the airport at 4:15 am!!   We were all pretty perky, looking forward to our flights…westward.   Vinnie was the least perky as he thought getting to the airport 21/2 hours before our flight was overkill.   He was probably right…but don’t ... Read more >


What is this tree? #2

Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [501] | Comments [14]

 

 

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