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1Back to top Go down    The Lake District. on Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:21 pm

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As I mentioned in another thread, I was in the Lake District last weekend (North west England). We were assured that the camp site was 'firm' despite all the rain we had had recently, but as the weather forcast predicted heavy rain for Sunday, I chose to stay an extra day and return home on Monday.

Incidentally, I look at all the available weather forcasts before a trip and select the one that shows the best weather. Well, you have to be optimistic, don't you?

Friday's ride was enjoyable enough, even though I used a fair stretch of motorway, with just a few heavy showers and the bike recorded 50mpg for the 200 miles, much of it at 70-80 mph.

The site was, to say the least, a bit 'squidgy', but one could see where the highest points were quite easily.

Even in rain, this is a good place to be.



On Saturday a group of us walked to Keswick, over fields and lanes, using the many public footpaths that abound in this area.



My GPS device showed that I had walked 7.89 miles, but as I was wearing my Derry boots, not the ideal walking gear, my left heel was feeling sore. So what do I do? Well, like all good pensioners, I caught the bus back to Braithwaite using my bus pass. (Everyone over 60 in UK gets a free bus pass which can be used anywhere in the country) Laughing

Derwent water, Keswick.



Returning from the pub at around 11PM, I heard the first drops of rain on my tent which led to a night of torrential rain and high winds.

Fortunately I stayed dry in my tent and, with ear plugs.....and perhaps the effect of wine and beer drunken ......I slept soundly. Sunday morning and it was still chucking it down, but those who had to leave had the miserable task of packing away soaking tents and the prospect of a wet ride home.

About 2PM, 15 hours after it started, the rain eased with just showers until it finally dried up at about 4.



On Saturday this was a crystal clear stream, Sunday it was transporting tons of silt downstream.

This campsite is very busy every weekend, with campers, walkers, climbers etc, but by Sunday evening they've all gone.....got to go to work on Monday I suppose? Twisted Evil



Monday was drier, but a shower just as I was taking the tent down meant a wet tent to dry at home. I returned home the pretty route via Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal, with the intention of getting some more pictures for you, but having passed a few slow cars on the narrow lanes I didn't want to stop and have to re-pass them again, so, sorry no more pics.

As I left the Lakes the showers stopped.......not suprising I guess, the lakes have to come from somewhere.Rolling Eyes

Paul.



Last edited by sidecar paul on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:23 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : east is east and west is west!)


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2Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:56 pm

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Nice pics once again Paul. Looking at the exodus from the campsite just one question comes to mind.......do you snore ? Razz

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3Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:45 pm

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Nice pictures, thanks for posting, Paul.

Did visit Lake District ten years ago, this brings back some memories.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:48 pm

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Great pics.
Beautiful countryside there I think.
Been to the UK a couple of times, but sadly never got to do any motorcycling there. Sad

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:53 pm

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Great pictures, fond childhood memories, one thing though, has all the wind blown it from the NW to NE:P

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:57 pm

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Great photos Paul, keep them coming!

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:03 pm

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super pics paul ...thanks

always good to see what the rest of the world looks like from the picture taker .

cheers !


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8Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:32 pm

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Enjoyed those pictures! Thanks for posting


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9Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:35 pm

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I reckon you could do a "misty Mountain Hop" in that first photo. Very Happy

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:48 am

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Great pictures Paul. Even in the wet the area has great charm. My ancestral home is Thornthwaite, the next village to Braithwaite, and have family records going back to the 1600's, Will be up there next week for a late break, taking my Mobylette moped and attempting Newlands Pass, behind Braithwaite, weather permitting. Did all the passes years ago on a 1951 DOT, going up no problem, coming down with those awful British Hub Company brakes, a different story. john

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:34 pm

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Thanks for the comments, guys.

I don't know if I snore 88, I always wear earplugs when camping. Sleep

Thanks shack, I've edited my mistake, it is of course north 'west' England. Embarassed (well it shows that somebody actually read it all )

Paul.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:59 pm

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Nice pictures, never been to the lakes myself, one day if all goes well


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13Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:01 am

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UK_Kev. Any pics. of your Manx project? John

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:46 pm

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Thanks for the pictures, i have relatives in the area and visit regularly as a kid i used to spend the long summer holiday with my Aunt an Uncle in Cockermouth and spent most days walking and fishing in the Lakes.

If anyone is planning a trip up to the Lakes i can recommend this bike friendly place for an entertaining stop over on the way.
http://www.fort-san-antone.com/
The club has free entry on Sundays and reasonable camping or motel facilities its about 30 minutes from the M6 off the M55

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15Back to top Go down    Re: The Lake District. on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:09 pm

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k100virgin wrote:UK_Kev. Any pics. of your Manx project? John



You are going to be dissapointed.....here is all the info... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739420


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