I am worried about my feet !!! We have been in the Lake District 8 days and I am sure I am growing webs between my toes. The first night in St Bees the wind was so strong it was rocking the camper. The second night it rained so hard the little stream behind us in the campsite became a raging torrent, washed away part of a piped land bridge, and the first footbridge on the coast to coast walk was washed away.
It was great to see June, Chris, Emma, Phil and the Kids, and we ate together every night. We had a trip into Whitehaven on the train. Its a long time since we were last there and the harbour has changed a lot, its now a great place to be.
But then it started raining again.
Manesty on the south shore of Lake Derwent near Keswick, I imagine is a very pretty spot, except this is the Lake District and it just rains, except on Bank holidays when it just rains very very heavy. We ventured out to Keswick on Saturday got absolutely soaked had a pub lunch and got the bus back. The site is set in woods with the pitches well spread out. But no wi-fi or mobile signal and the rain was so noisy on the roof we couldn’t even watch a dvd
The caravan club site at Hartley between Whitley Bay and Seaton Sluice is one of our favorites, its a small site on a slopping field down to the cliffs. This gives everyone a great view of St Marys Lighthouse.
It was great that Keith and John could spend a lot of time with us, mostly fishing and eating. All I caught was 2 crabs but Keith caught 2 pollack.
I had quite a lot of peas pudding and I was going to do a survey and mark them out of 10. But to be honest every one I had was fantastic so I give up marking then (they all got 10)
Morrisons near Whitby selling Scottish crab not Whitby crab
Having a ham and peas pudding sandwich and a bottle of beer in a car park