Hello. The day didn't start too well this morning, it was tipping it down with rain. I went straight to the railway station after breakfast and caught the train for Carlisle. It's a 1 hour 40 minute journey, and luckily the rain had stopped by the time we got there. A lot of other people had the same idea and most of the seats were filled. I got a window seat, I was hoping to see the Ribblehead Viaduct as we went over it. I was lucky that a nice man came and sat next to me. I hope he didn't mind too much that I never stopped rabbiting on about everything and anything. Unfortunately I wasn't paying attention to where we were, and I missed going over the Viaduct. Never mind, I can see it on the way back.
This is Carlisle Station, there were lots of metal barriers at the front of it, couldn't work out why, no work was going on. Inside a lot of it was covered in huge wooden boxes which encased all the supports for the tons of scaffolding in there. A big renovation was underway, it looks like they are renewing parts of the roof.
This is the Hardwicke Circle underpass. I loved the murals on the walls. My kind of art, simple and colourful. The gardeners were busy sweeping up the debris and making the place look tidy.
Now I can tick off Carlisle, been there seen it. A quick call in the Co op for a salad in a box for tea. A walking day tomorrow. I have a route in mind. Hoping for good weather.
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.