Hello, I've had a belting day today. Done some walking and clambering or should I say staggering, over rocks, been on a bus ride, and sat and watched the boats on Windermere. I've met some lovely people as well. This is Windermere Hostel I left this morning. The assistant had rung on ahead to Ambleside to get me in there for two nights.
I took a track off to the left called Skelghyll Lane. Looking down on Lake Windermere below, there is a white speck on the water, that's the ferry boat.
Then a bus came and I decided to hop on it and go to Grasmere. Now what are these people queuing for? Gingerbread of course. This is what I have come for. It's lipsmackin good.
They were very busy, the ladies were serving non stop.
We are heading up there, the path is just to the left of the water.
Not far now, we seemed to be going on forever, will we ever get to the top.
Here are my new friends, looking at their photo's. It's a coincidence that they are staying at the same hostel as me. The young lady is going off to university in London soon, and her parents have come over to spend a holiday with her. It was lovely to have their company. I'm not sure they would have done the whole distance if I hadn't been encouraging them to continue. But when we all got to the top, they agreed that the challenge had been worth it. Father made me laugh, he asked if I had been in the army.
This is the view from my window tonight. I am on the third floor. Good eh! And all for £38 for two nights B & B.