Travel Diaries

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Cesare Pavese

Cat Bells

Cat Bells

Cat Bells is nothing to do with campanological felines. It’s a mountain. Near Keswick. And we climbed it.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

That weird day of each year when both kids have their birthday. Denise and Dave came over to see us.

Ullswater

Ullswater

We were visited by Dennis and Linda, and spent the day in relatively cool weather boating around Ullswater.

Climbing Skiddaw

Climbing Skiddaw

Kas had always wanted to climb Skiddaw as a kid but never quite made it. Job done !

The Drive Up

The Drive Up

Our first day was mainly spent driving up from Liverpool. We did walk up one hill though.

Up The Lakes

Up The Lakes

A week exploring the ups and downs of England’s most three dimensional county.

Snowdonia

Snowdonia

Kas entered the 2015 Snowdonia Marathon, so we were obliged to go and have a long weekend in Snowdonia.

Coming Home

Coming Home

A long journey home with a very early start, and a ridiculous delay at the airport.
Just what you need to make the reality sink back in again.