The Lakes

Waking up in the Lakes to sunshine on the last morning of an impromptu few days away. Yesterday was the most glorious day here – spring sunshine, hopping new born lambs and my first stunning sunset of the year.

The last 48 hours have been packed with new experiences. On Thursday we had to abandon our walk due to the sheer strength of the wind. Tackling the final ascent proved nigh impossible for my small frame – clinging on all fours to an unstable fence marked the moment we turned back. Never, have I ever experienced wind like it. Then Thursday evening was spent ‘caving’ 30 metres below the Yorkshire Dales. What an opportunity and adventure. Squeezing through naturally-formed channels raging with spring water, slipping through crevices, climbing up waterfalls – all by torchlight with not a ray of natural light in sight. And yesterday afternoon was spent harnessed and hanging on to the side of a Lakeland fell, testing my nerve and upper body strength on a mountain-side assault course.

Here’s to the final day of this memorable break and the road trip back down south. The sun’s shining, the bakery’s open and the crazy golf course awaits. Happy spring Saturday everyone.

Lambs
Yorkshire Dales
Honiston
The Lakes
Honiston
Sunset

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