Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Walking in the Lake District

Went to Keswick yesterday with the U3A (University of the third age) sort of activity club for wrinklies. We set off bright and early, sun shining, lots of good humour, bags, boots and cameras at the ready. Stopped at Appleby for morning coffee then onto Keswick in time for lunch before setting off for a short walk. There were two walks on the go, one a 6.5 mile one up the fells to the top, along the ridge and back down to the lake and along the lakeside to meet up later. I went on the second walk, the first ones walk too fast for me these days my poor legs and lungs can't keep up the pace.
We set off in a launch to cross the ferry but as we were half an hour early the boat owner told us to get on the one that was in and we could go all the way round the lake for the same price. He also took one of our party, not going on the walk, on board for nothing. They saw her off the boat and safely back on the path before leaving her. It's heartening to find this kind of generousity is still alive.
It was a lovely walk round the end of the lake back to Keswick and after a coffee and gossip we set off for home. A lovely relaxing day.

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