Day 3 – Tuesday
Back at the beginning of November, Me and CJ had a proper holiday together rather than a few days here and a few days there that tends to happen because we can’t really afford any more than that or because we don’t physically have the time between everything we seem to do. Well I took lots of pictures and so they are going to be broken down into each day or you can find me on Instagram or Flickr where a lot of them have been uploaded to.
Started the day with breakfast – I don’t really eat breakfast at home but I tend to on holiday so that if we don’t get lunch until like 2pm then my stomach doesn’t think that my throat has been cut. Today was Shreddies – my favourites!
We were despatched with a pack lunch made by Mr G – I think we were spoiled - ham sandwiches, boiled egg, crisps and two chocolate chip cookies each.
Mr G lent us a map with a route highlighted on it – it was going to take us a fair chunk of the day but it would be good fun. I tried to recreate it on Google Maps but it keeps trying to take me the wrong way and all that kind of thing.
We got as far as Keswick and went for a wander around the town. We got a post card from a local shop and wrote it then put it in the post box to head for my parents house where Our Sidekick was staying for the week – we thought he’d love the fact that he got post. Following lunch we carried on to Derwentwater and followed the road right up to Honister Pass where we drove past the Honister Slate Mine – CJ had seen it in the guide book and was interested in going but we decided that we’d go later in the week when the weather was forecasted to be wet as it’s all inside pretty much.
We had a detour to Whitehaven for some petrol and saw the harbour and the seaside – CJ joked about me going for a paddle in the North Sea – I gratefully declined saying that it was far too cold even for me to paddle. (You see I have a rule “At the seaside, you have to paddle at least once” and it has been done for example at Portcurno in September)
We wanted to follow the rest of Mr G’s route but it was getting dark and we wouldn’t have been able to see some of the sights that we really wanted to see so we came back along the main road, We did have a bit of a detour and saw Gosforth and Burnt Oak as CJ decided that he wanted to detour from the main road and back onto a bit of Mr G’s route.
We were back in time for dinner again, we had Tartiflette (but I thought it was Tarte Aux Flette) for tea – it’s like an omelette of sorts although the name would imply that it was a tarte or like a quiche. After dinner we were invited by Mr and Mrs G to go to a community group thing that they have in the village hall. They have a guest speaker each month and this time was a man talking about Mongolia and bread making. If it had been something on at church I probably wouldn’t have gone but as we were guests etc it seemed like a good thing to do and to go out with our host family.