Hello. Apologies for not posting last night, I was in a farmhouse B & B with no WIFI. I had a lazy night watching tele.
So let's catch up. Yesterday was day one. I left the hotel in Carlisle at 8.30am, and made my way to the river. I had already sussed out where it was the day before, I had time for a walkabout after I checked into the hotel. The plan was to take the Cumbria Way path, following the river. I wanted a good start and a fast walk, easy to follow the river, or so I thought. I did the first couple of hours without a map, another reason to follow the river, I didn't want to buy another map.
All was going well when I stopped to chat to two walkers going in the opposite direction to me. We discussed where we had come from and where we were going. Then they dropped the bombshell. Further along there was a bridge over the river missing, it had been swept away eighteen months ago, and they were only just building a new one. That meant a diversion had to be taken, they pointed it out to me on the map. They also said it was not very well signed, and the ground was very boggy.
I carried on and came to the construction site.
That's what happened yesterday. 19 miles walked. There aren't many pictures because my batteries for the camera are either not holding their charge, or the charger is not charging them as it should.
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.